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Connecticut Historical Society

1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
(860) 236-5621 chs.org

December 2021

Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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$10 – $15

Join us for a behind-the scenes tour at the CHS to see our collection of memorabilia from Hartford’s most iconic department store. Our archives contain hundreds of goods sold over the years at G. Fox & Co., ranging from wedding gowns to toilet paper! You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the pioneering businesswoman who led G. Fox & Co. through its golden age. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. You can purchase your tickets here. $10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members. Ticket includes admission to the museum’s galleries. Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger via email at natalie_belanger@chs.org, or call (860) 236-5621 x289. By registering, you are agreeing to be added to the CHS’s weekly email about upcoming events. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.

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Behind The Scenes Tour: Remembering G. Fox & Co.

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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$10 – $15

Join us for a behind-the scenes tour at the CHS to see our collection of memorabilia from Hartford’s most iconic department store. Our archives contain hundreds of goods sold over the years at G. Fox & Co., ranging from wedding gowns to toilet paper! You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the pioneering businesswoman who led G. Fox & Co. through its golden age. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. You can purchase your tickets here. $10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members. Ticket includes admission to the museum’s galleries. Questions? Contact Adult Programs Manager Natalie Belanger via email at natalie_belanger@chs.org, or call (860) 236-5621 x289. By registering, you are agreeing to be added to the CHS’s weekly email about upcoming events. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.

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Asian American Poets and Community Dialogue: Srinivas Mandavilli

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Free

Join us for a unique series of poetry readings and community dialogues! The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at UConn and the Connecticut Historical Society, along with Make Us Visible CT, invite you to listen to Connecticut’s Asian American poets and explore personal stories and local histories. The third event in the series features Srinivas Mandavilli, and you can register for FREE tickets here. Srinivas Mandavilli, who was born in India, is a Senior Attending Pathologist at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT. He is the author of Gods In The Foyer, a collection of poems, and his work has appeared in CT River Review, Caduceus, Long River Run, Theodate, JAMA, Freshwater, Drunken Boat, and SN Review.   

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Family Exhibit Tour: Dressing Up the Past

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This tour is covered with the cost of admission.

Visit the CHS for a special tour of Making Connecticut followed by a related craft! Through close-looking and hands-on activities, explore how clothing was made and how fashion has changed throughout history. Families will have the opportunity to card wool, “work” in a textile factory, and more! Each tour is limited to 20 people. Pre-registration is encouraged; any available spaces will be offered to walk ins. To reserve your tickets, click here. Families are encouraged to stay and continue to explore the exhibits after the tour and craft have ended. For more information, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222, or email katerina_mazzacane@chs.org.

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Family Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

December 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This program is covered by the cost of admission.

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of crafts, hot chocolate, and readings of Anna Llenas’ The Color Monster. After the story, make your own felt monster to take home! Story times will be at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. This program is included with admission to the museum and great for children under the age of 10. For more information, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222, or email katerina_mazzacane@chs.org.

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Family Program: Cocoa and Crafts Story Hour

December 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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This program is covered by the cost of admission.

Curl up with some hot cocoa at the CHS! Join us for a morning of a morning of hot chocolate, crafts, and readings of Stella Blackstone’s Bear at Work. After the story, make a toy bear of your own and design it a special work uniform! Story times will be at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. Then, explore some historic jobs, like farming or performing magic, in the exhibit Albert’s Odd Jobs: Making A Living in the 1800s. This program is included with the cost of admission to the museum and is great for children under the age of 10. For additional information, please contact Katerina Mazzacane, Youth and Family Programs Manager, at 860-236-5621 x222, or email katerina_mazzacane@chs.org.

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