Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Old Saybrook Historical Society, 350 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

    Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities

    Update: We have reached our limit of 20 guests for this event. Please consider attending our event in Litchfield!

    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities, and Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives, including the ConnTours mobile app, and upcoming grant opportunities

    Gather at the Old Saybrook Historical Society for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    9:30 coffee hour
    10:00 presentations
    10:30 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the Old Saybrook area? No problem! We'll be hosting additional events around the state in October and December.

    • October 22, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic
    • October 31, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Museum, Norwalk
    • December 3, 2:00–3:30 p.m., Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield

    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
    • 20

    UPDATE: This event was postponed from is original date of December 2, 2019, due to weather. We hope you will be able to join us on January 6, 2020! If you registered for the original date and time and can no longer attend, we are happy to issue a refund at your request. Just email us at info@clho.org.

    Join the staff of the Florence Griswold Museum for an afternoon discussing Silver Wings and Golden Scales, an insect installation in the historic rooms of the Griswold House by artist Jennifer Angus. Inspired by the creative antics of the artist-boarders of the Lyme Art Colony, Artist-in-Residence Jennifer Angus, a Professor of Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, reimagined the interior of the historic house as the setting for an elaborate insect-themed party. Hundreds of cicadas, grasshoppers, and leaf-mimicking insects are pinned to the walls in the pattern reminiscent of textiles or wallpaper. The parlor is festooned with glass domes exhibiting insect scenes, an antique hardware cabinet is filled with insect assemblages, and jelly jars filled with preserved insects line the pantry shelves and fill the windows of the iconic dining room. A banquet set with bug-shaped bread and a paper wasps’ nest adorns the dining room table. And insect-themed costumes are arranged in Miss Florence’s bedroom.

    The Jennifer Angus insect installation at the Florence Griswold Museum

    The installation is the first major change in the Griswold House since its reinterpretation as a boardinghouse for artists in 2006. The dramatic installation has provided a terrific learning opportunity for the public, museum volunteers, and staff. The installation has been extended by popular demand, and this special afternoon is the opportunity to experience the installation, discuss best practices, hear about lessons learned, and consider how other historic institutions might attract new audiences by incorporating contemporary viewpoints, and building support for new initiatives. 

    Come early and enjoy “Nothing More American:” Immigration, Sanctuary, and Community—An Exhibition by Matthew Leifheit, and see our Miss Florence’s Palette Trees decorated for the holidays with over 200 artist palettes.

Past events

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Litchfield
Monday, November 18, 2019 Workshop: Paper Conservation with Jean Baldwin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Norwalk
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Willimantic
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 CT Museum Educators Roundtable: An Introduction to Evaluating Museum Exhibitions and Programs
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Behind the Scenes Tour - Greenwich Historical Society
Monday, June 03, 2019 Become a 2019 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Monday, June 03, 2019 Registration Closed - 2019 CLHO Annual Conference
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Graphic Design Basics for Museum Educators
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Sold Out! - CLHO Award of Merit Reception and Mini-Tours
Monday, March 18, 2019 Digitization 101
Friday, January 25, 2019 Connecticut Digital Archive Winter "Unconference"
Friday, November 16, 2018 Casual Convos with Public Historians
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Enchantment Encampment with the Connecticut Museum Educators Roundtable
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Tour Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine with CLHO
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Fearless Financing and Fundraising
Friday, August 10, 2018 Connecticut Collections Information Session
Monday, July 23, 2018 Curators' Colleague Circle: Affordable Exhibitions
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 CT Collections Information Session
Monday, June 04, 2018 2018 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Reception
Monday, June 04, 2018 Become a 2018 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Monday, April 30, 2018 Connection Collections (CTCo) Meet-Up & Training
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Learning, Creating, and Having Fun: Museums as Social Hubs with CT Museum Educators Roundtable
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Twitter 101 Workshop - CANCELLED
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Red Carpet Premiere - Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 #CTPlaces Advocacy Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 Connection Collections (CTCo) Meet-Up & Training
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Behind-the-Scenes at The Stowe Center
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Behind the Scenes at Old Lyme Historical Society: Renovations!
Monday, October 30, 2017 Sweet Secrets to Fundraising and Appeals: Marketing and Development Colleague Circle
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Monday, October 02, 2017 Lesser-Heard Voices: Fall 2017 CMER Meeting
Monday, September 25, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 How a Disaster Helped Reinterpret a Historic House: Curator's Circle at the Shelton History Center
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Monday, June 05, 2017 2017 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Monday, June 05, 2017 Become a 2017 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Virtual Field Trips and Distance Learning for Museums
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Social Media 101: Using Facebook as an Effective Tool for your Organization
Monday, May 01, 2017 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at Railroad Museum of New England
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Guided Tour of "SeaChange", the newest exhibit at Mystic Seaport & Behind the Scenes Collections Visit
Monday, April 24, 2017 "Caught on Camera": Museum Security Best Practices as Taught through Real Video Surveillance Footage
Monday, April 03, 2017 Exploring Connecticut Collections: A New Approach to Collections Management, Access and Digital Preservation PLUS Object Cataloging 101
Monday, March 20, 2017 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Solomon Goffe House, Meriden, CT
Thursday, January 26, 2017 History Unfolded, Holocaust Newspaper Project
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Serving Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Winter CMER Meeting
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Guided Tour of the exhibit "Art & Industry in Early America, Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830" at the Yale Art Gallery
Monday, December 05, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Rocky Hill Historical Society
Friday, November 04, 2016 The Law and its Effect on Museums, Historic Houses & Historical Societies
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Marketing & Development Colleague Circle: Meet the Experts!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Curator's Colleague Circle at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center: Storage of Your Dreams!
Monday, October 03, 2016 WWI Centennial Commemoration Show & Tell Workshop
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 The Anatomy of a Field Trip: Fall CMER Meeting
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Meriden Historical Society
Monday, June 06, 2016 2016 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Monday, June 06, 2016 Become an Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Connecting with the New Social Studies Frameworks: What Historical Societies, Museums and Libraries Need to Know
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Summer Programming for Kids, Teens, and Families: Spring CMER Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Development and Marketing -- Cheerleaders of Your Institution
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Thomas Darling House
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Rally for Humanities, Heritage, Preservation and Library Funding!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Collections Colleague Circle: Quick Tips for Collections Care & Management
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Museum Education in Connecticut: What's New? What's Next?
Friday, November 20, 2015 Volunteer Organization Colleague Circle: Stump the Experts!
Monday, November 09, 2015 Collections Colleague Circle: Old Loans & Other Ownership Tangles
Monday, November 02, 2015 Directors Colleague Circle (Small/Medium Organizations): Navigating the Relationship Between the Director & the Board
Monday, June 29, 2015 No Lectures! Creating Meaningful Experiences at Historic House Museums and Other Cultural Sites
Monday, June 01, 2015 2015 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 History Rally Day at the State Capitol
Monday, February 23, 2015 Directors! Consultants! and Boards! Oh My!
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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