Connecticut Historical Society
1 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the official statewide historical society of Connecticut. Established in Hartford in 1825, the CHS is one of the oldest historical societies in the US.
The CHS houses a research center containing 270,000 artifacts and graphics and over 100,000 books and pamphlets. It has one of the largest costume and textile collections in New England.
In 1825, a petition signed by citizens of Connecticut including was presented to the Connecticut General Assembly, calling for the establishment of a society to preserve historical materials. The General Assembly gave its consent, and the Connecticut Historical Society was established to collect objects important to the history of the Connecticut, and the United States.
Permanent exhibits include "Making Connecticut", about the history of Connecticut, and "Inn & Tavern Signs".
There are also galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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