Ongoing Exhibits

Patriotic Persuasion: American Posters of the First World War

January 20, 2018 – June 3, 2018 The United States involvement in World War I lasted only a brief twenty months, from April 1917 to November 1918, but the nation’s…

Three Centuries of Christmas Daytime Tours

Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show…

A Magnificent Victorian Holiday Exhibit

Curated by Trustee, Mimi Findlay, and the Curatorial Committee, the holiday exhibit will explore the holiday traditions from the 1860s through the 1930s, as they were celebrated by the Lockwood…

21st-Century Tales from WWI

How do you give the century-old tale of World War I (WWI) the brio needed to captivate a 21st-century audience? If you’re the New Haven Museum (NHM), you do it…

Old-School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos Exhibit at New Haven Museum

Ray Willis was in the middle of the sweltering Amazon rainforest earlier this year when a complete stranger took one look at the tattoo emblazoned on Willis’ right shoulder above…

Wadsworth Atheneum Exhibit “Morgan: Mind of the Collector” Now Open

Financier J. Pierpont Morgan collected more than 20,000 works of art in 23 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s exhibit Morgan: Mind of the Collector, funded by Connecticut Humanities, details his pursuit of…

Exhibit: “That’s Weird”

Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. “That’s weird” is a phrase staff hears all the time in galleries and on tours. Visitors often encounter collection items that…

Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers

If all you can recall about whales is the murderous Moby-Dick then “Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers” will open your eyes to something bigger: a rich exploration of America’s relationship…

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