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Next Saturday is Free First Saturday! Enjoy free admission to the museum to explore our latest exhibits, and a free family program!

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Jump on a tour of our latest exhibit, “Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf” today at 2pm!

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Sunny days in Connecticut circa 1913! Pictured is Hannah Latimer Cheney.
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Romulo Chanduví is an expert furniture maker from Peru—he and his art have made their way to Connecticut. We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of his 18th-century Spanish colonial style chair made from ash and oak, carved with floral and “barley twist” designs.

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Tonight is the night! Please join us in welcoming Dr. Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Dr. Thomas is diving into how sports illustrate key moments and ideas in history for tonight’s talk. Admission is only $5, Free for CHS members. No RSVP required!

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“A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” is a commemorative poster exhibit celebrating the opening of the Smithsonian’s newest museum. Check it out before Dr. Damion Thomas’ presentation this coming Monday!
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Prisoners sent by George Washington were no ordinary prisoners. They were either British soldiers, Loyalists, or deserters. In 1776, three of those prisoners tried to escape…and we’ve got the original document to prove it!

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Early 19th-century family register. This particular register contains information regarding the family of Andrew Bradford (born January 19, 1780) and his wife Jerusha (born May 6 1782). We’re more than a museum…did you know our Waterman Research Center is often used to research family history? Plan a visit and learn more! bit.ly/2pswUuO
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We’re one week away from author of “Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics” and Museum Curator of the Sports Gallery at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Damion Thomas’ presentation! It’s free for CHS members, only $5 for non-members.

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In May of 1941 the Atlantic Warehouse in Hartford, Connecticut caught fire. Pictured is the Hartford Fire Department putting out the flame.
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