Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Essex Historical Society at Hills Academy, 22 Prospect Street, Essex, CT
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    Meet-Up and Catch-Up
    StEPs-CT Alumni Circles

    What has your organization been doing since the last StEPs-CT program you attended? Do you miss getting together with other folks and organizations to talk about the issues and concerns your organization is facing?

    The CLHO and Connecticut Humanities misses YOU, and are excited to launch our new StEPs-CT Alumni Circles in Fall 2017! We’re starting off by hosting three gatherings where StEPs-CT organizations, faculty, and friends can come together to chat and talk about what’s on your mind. The agenda will change from meeting to meeting based on your needs and desires, but will always involve plenty of opportunities for conversations, socializing, and yummy treats.

    Our first gathering will take place on Thursday, August 31, from 1:30-4:30 pm at Essex Historical Society’s Hills Academy. We’ll break the afternoon up into 3 parts:

    1:30-2:30 - What has your organization been up to lately? What are your successes, and what are your stumbling blocks? What topics would you like future StEPs-CT Alumni Circles to tackle? This will be an open, facilitated conversation where folks can share--or just listen.

    2:30-3:30 - Scott and Laurie will share updates on what’s happening at CLHO and Connecticut Humanities--including a 3rd offering of StEPs-CT set to begin in early 2018! Help provide thoughts and feedback on the new StEPs-CT--and learn how your organization can participate too!

    3:30-4:30: Potluck Social--Bring an appetizer or dessert and we’ll bring the beverages!

    StEPs-CT is a program of the  Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities.   StEPs is a program of the American Association for State and Local History with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT

    How a Disaster Helped Reinterpret a Historic House:
    Curator's Circle at the Shelton History Center

    What happens to your historical society when the roof caves in?

    Yeah, that really happened!

    Shelton Historical Society embarked on a reinterpretation of their Brownson House more years ago than they would like to admit. The project plodded along as money, time, and contractors’ schedules permitted, while furnishings from the collection, lace curtains, and wallpaper were chosen and installed.

    Then the storm came; pouring water all the way into their basement collections storage.

    Join us at the Shelton History Center to find out how the historical society managed their way through this disastrous event, and how the house’s repair became the catalyst for completing the reinterpretation project at the Brownson House. It’s a riveting tale we’re happy to share!

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674


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