The focus of the Museum and its collections is
Connecticut's government, military and industrial history.
Permanent and changing exhibits trace the growth of the
State and its role in the development of the nation from the
Colonial era to the present.
The Museum consists of Memorial Hall and three
adjoining exhibit areas. On permanent display are
portraits of Connecticut Governors
as well as historic documents, including the State's
original 1662 Royal Charter,
and the 1818 and 1964 State Constitutions. The 1639
Fundamental Orders have returned and are also on display
at the Museum.
History of the Museum: The Museum of Connecticut History has been collecting and displaying
objects related to Connecticut’s political, industrial and
military history since 1910.
About the Museum & State Library Building:
The museum is located in the historic and magnificently restored 1910
State Library and Supreme Court building
across the street from Connecticut’s State Capitol building in Hartford.
The Museum of Connecticut History is a part of the Connecticut State