It’s time to be inventors! Discover how technology has changed over hundreds of years of Connecticut history. From sewing machines and typewriters to bicycles and helicopters, we’ll look at famous and not-so-famous inventions that came from and affected the people of Connecticut. We’ll see what it was like to work in a 19th-century factory, try to type on an old-fashioned typewriter, and even design some inventions of our own!
This August, summer takes a different twist with two engaging and creative programs at the Connecticut Historical Society. In the two-day Time Travelers events, which take place 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. August 16 and 18 or August 23 and 25, children age 5-6 will be able to “visit” Connecticut from the 1600s - 1900s to experience how kids spent their day. The sessions include time exploring the “Making Connecticut” or “Growing up in Connecticut” exhibit. The five-day History Detectives events, which take place 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. August 15-19 or August 22-26, allow children age 7-12 to investigate some of the greatest stories, legends, mysteries, inventions and innovations of Connecticut’s past. Each Time Travelers session costs $60 for CHS members or $80 for non-members and each History Detectives session costs $150 for members and $200 for non-members. Registration for all sessions is taking place now through July 15. For full descriptions and registration forms, please visit www.CHS.org or call (860) 236-5621.