Yale Peabody Museum: Third Floor Opens April 19

Yale Peabody Museum 170 Whitney Ave, New Haven

We are excited to welcome you to the third floor of the Peabody and our gift shop Friday, April 19! The newly restored (and much beloved) dioramas will be back on display, as well as the interactive Living Lab, the successor to the Discovery Room. Our new exhibitions on biodiversity, called “Dynamic Nature,” and mineralogy will give you […]

Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea: Mystic

Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic

April 20, 2024, through April 19, 2026 Stillman Building Entwined: Freedom, Sovereignty, and the Sea is a new major exhibition centering maritime histories in Indigenous, African, and African-descended worldviews and experiences. Unraveling the threads of existing maritime narratives for the history of the Dawnland (New England), Indigenous dispossession, and racialized slavery, this exhibition is rooted in […]

Free – $31

Fife and Drum Day at the New England Civil War Museum

New England Civil War Museum 14 Park Place, Vernon

Join us for LIVE music by Civil-War era fife and drum corps from New England on Center Green! Donations received this day will support funding a monument in honor of local citizen soldiers who left Vernon for service during the Civil War. This monument is the project of Eagle Scout candidate Josh Prignano and supported […]

18th Century Dress Construction Techniques at Westport Museum for History and Culture

Westport Museum for History and Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past? Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a […]

Connecticut in Motion: How Four Centuries of Transportation Have Shaped Our State

Meriden Historical Society 41 Main Street, Meriden

Join Richard DeLuca from Wesleyan University as he presents "Connecticut in Motion: How Four Centuries of Transportation Have Shaped Our State." He will talk about the importance of transportation as a force of history, and highlight the various stages of transportation development in Connecticut, from stagecoaches on the original Post Road, to steamboats, railroads, electric […]

Tabletop Gaming Day: The Siege of Port Hudson at the New England Civil War Museum

New England Civil War Museum 14 Park Place, Vernon

Union General Nathanial Banks has encircled Confederate Forces defending Port Hudson. Bank's task is to capture the town to help secure the Mississippi River. Can Union forces seize Port Hudson? Or will Confederate forces hold out? Come take command at the museum on April 28th! For more information

Polynesian Wayfinders AARP Webinar: Mystic Seaport

Virtual Event

Embark on a fascinating journey into the celestial navigation techniques of Polynesian Wayfinders. Brian Koehler from the Mystic Seaport Museum Treworgy Planetarium will guide you through the rich heritage of these skilled navigators, exploring how they harnessed the stars and other natural elements for their oceanic voyages. This special program, held on May 1, is […]

Lecture: Steve Manuel: Whaling, Religion and Royalty: New London and Lahaina

Lyman Allyn Art Museum 625 Williams Street, New London

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to partner with the Thames River Heritage Park to host their 2024 lecture series, Stories from the Park: Island Affairs of the Thames. New London, the “Whaling City” was the third largest whaling port in the country during the height of whaling in the United States and for a […]

$10 – $20

Book Talk with Manisha Sinha: The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford

Join us as acclaimed historian Manisha Sinha discusses her new book, The Rise and Fall of the Second American Republic: Reconstruction, 1860-1920. The book is a groundbreaking, expansive new account of Reconstruction that fundamentally alters our view of this formative period in American history. After the Civil War, the victorious North attempted to create an interracial […]

$10 – $15

Parties, the Press, and Political Politeness ​(Well, Not Really!) with Dr. Matthew Warshauer

Avon Free Public Library 281 Country Club Rd, Avon

Join us for an in-person history lecture with Dr. Matthew Warshauer! “Parties, the Press, and Political Politeness ​(Well, Not Really!)” Can’t we all just get along? Let’s go back to the good old days when partisanship wasn’t so bad, the press was fairly balanced, and courtesy reigned over American politics! Really? Join Matt Warshauer, professor […]

Gravestone Cleaning Workshop

Stanley-Whitman House 37 High Street, Farmington

Roll up your sleeves, get dirty and learn all about Connecticut’s colonial graveyards from Ruth Shapleigh-Brown of CT Gravestone Network. Ms. Shapleigh-Brown has been involved in burial ground preservation and gravestone studies since the mid 1980's which is her passion in life. Stanley-Whitman House gravestone cleaning workshops run from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and […]

$25

Colonial Field Day at Westport Museum for History and Culture

Westport Museum for History and Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport

Ever wondered how to play hoop and stick? Or break flax? What about spinning yarn? Bring the whole family and see for yourself at the museum’s Colonial Field Day! Take part in activities that were commonplace in the 18th century. Speak with costumed staff and volunteers about the lives of those in the colonial era. Try your […]

Free – $5