Connecticut Historical Society wants kids to submit objects that represent their Connecticut experiences


By John Burgeson

From a press release:
Hartford – While adults’ Connecticut experience may be represented by a family heirloom, a community symbol or a meaningful document, product or photo, kids have their own great ideas of what makes our state special.
As part of Connecticut: 50 Objects/50 Stories, its crowdsourced history treasure hunt and upcoming exhibit, the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is reaching out to families, schools and community organizations. With support from their families and teachers, they’re encouraging kids ages 4-14 to submit their special object or story for the Connecticut Kids: Your Objects, Your Stories project.
The objects that Connecticut kids submit to the exhibit could be related to a special memory. They could represent unique or fun aspects of where their families live in Connecticut. The object could represent family traditions, or a favorite hobby or activity.
CHS will choose a selection of kids’ objects to appear in a pop-up exhibit at their 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, museum on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. That day, children and their families are invited to see the objects and participate in activities that celebrate the kids’ stories.
Under a parent or guardian’s supervision, kids can submit the object through CHS’s online form at chs.org/ctkids. The deadline for submission is April 30.
Want to learn what objects have been suggested to date from across the state? Check them out in CHS’s 50 Objects Gallery at http://chs.org/50objects/.

For more information on the Connecticut Kids: Your Objects, Your Stories exhibit, email the Connecticut Historical Society at ask_us@chs.org or call 860-236-5621.