If you would like to journey back in time to learn about the state's storied history, head to the Connecticut Historical Society.
Founded in 1825, it is one of the oldest in the country and acts as the state's official historical society.
Located at One Elizabeth Street in nearby Hartford, it houses a library, museum, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center, all of which are open to the public.
Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf (on display through October 21)
Founded in West Hartford in 1817, the American School for the Deaf is the oldest school for deaf people in the United States. The school is known for creating American Sign Language, and in celebration of its 200th anniversary, the society is displaying an exhibit that explores the school's rich history and legacy.
More than four hundred years in the making, this exhibit tells the story of Connecticut's people from the 1500s through today. Themes include daily life, sports, clothing, and transportation. Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on activities such as working a World War II assembly line and hand stenciling designs for a 19th-century chair.
Veeder Living Room
The society is located in the Colonial Revival mansion originally owned by Curtis Veeder. After graduating with a Masters of Engineering degree in 1886, he relocated to Hartford to start his own manufacturing company that produced counting and precision devices. This exhibit features enlargements of the original blueprints and an interactive touchscreen that tells the history of both the building and the Veeder family.
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