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The Museum of Connecticut History at The Connecticut State Library
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Welcome to the Museum of Connecticut History 

spotlight icon Spotlight on Exhibits:

At the Museum of Connecticut History, you'll find exhibits that trace the growth of the State and its role in the development of the nation. The Museum focuses on Connecticut's government, industrial and military history.

To learn more about Museum collections & exhibits, follow the links in our "Spotlight on Exhibits". You may also want to check out these special resources related to the Museum, programs and exhibits:

The Museum of Connecticut History is a part of the Connecticut State Library.

Connecticut Invents Blog:

Connecticut Invention of the Day: “A Handy Invention”
Sometimes I run across an obscure Connecticut invention that seems like a good idea but I have no real way of testing it out. Not so with today’s find. This is a “Pen and Pencil Holder” patented by Frederick P. … Continue reading
Connecticut Invention of the Day. Happy Popcorn Month!
October is National Popcorn month! Here’s a “Cooking Utensil” patented by Perl Butler of Weatogue Connecticut back in 1918. Maybe not as easy as sticking a bag in a microwave and walking away for two or three minutes, this tool … Continue reading
Connecticut Invention of the Day “The Delusion”….
A recent Museum acquisition peaked my interest as I walked by a table full of historical goodies destined for our collection. It’s an example of “The Delusion” Mouse Trap patented by John Best Cuzner of Bridgeport. The trap alone is … Continue reading

The Museum is part of the Connec

The Museum is part of the Connecticut State Library.
Admission is free

Museum of Connecticut History, Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 [Directions/Parking]

Tel: 860-757-6535, Fax: 860-757-6521
Museum Administrator: Dean Nelson

Museum Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Library and Museum are closed on Sundays, State Holidays & Saturdays when a holiday observance is on a Friday or Monday.

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