Nominations are now open for the 2022 CLHO Awards of Merit!

Deadline: January 21, 2022

CLHO recognizes excellent work in Connecticut history through its annual Awards of Merit program. Organizations and individuals are encouraged to nominate their own work in the Project category. We also invite nominations to recognize Individual Achievement.

CLHO on YouTube

Want to catch up on our virtual programs? You can find recordings of our events on our YouTube channel, including all our Colleague Circles and other free programs, plus instructional videos on Connecticut Collections. Registrants for paid programs receive a link to event recordings afterward.

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The League - YOUR League

Since 1950, CLHO has strengthened and sustained members by sharing knowledge and experience, and promoting best practices among museums, historical societies and all who steward Connecticut's heritage collections.  

What CLHO and You Do Together

  • Unite, support, and promote historical interests and activities statewide
  • Share contemporary trends that affect historical societies, museums and libraries,
  • Serve as a communication hub facilitating peer-to-peer networking,
  • Support those who promote and safeguard Connecticut’s cultural heritage,
  • Offer a flexible and responsive array of programs and publications
  • Advocate for increased support of Connecticut's heritage   
Get Involved!
Are you interested in helping out at CLHO?
Fill out this short answer form to learn more about our committees and TAGs (Task Achievement Groups) ,and find out how you can take part in many of CLHO's different initiatives. Thank you!

Museum Makeover

CLHO is partnering with Conservation ConneCTion to offer Museum Makeover, a free program to help cultural heritage organizations improve the visitor experience at their sites. In consultation with a team of traveling curators, successful applicants to Museum Makeover will receive expert advice and up to $3,000 in implementation funds to revamp exhibit areas, period rooms, or collection storage areas.

Deadline to apply: January 31

Learn More and Apply

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Catch Up on Keynotes of Change

In lieu of CLHO's Annual Conference, in 2021 we offered a four-part free virtual lecture series focused on interpreting different strands of underrepresented history. If you missed the talks or just want to revisit them, you can find all the recordings on our YouTube channel.

Indigenizing Historical Narratives
Chris Newell, Abbe Museum

Latinos: The Not so New Kids on the Block
Juan David Coronado, Central Connecticut State University

Northern Slavery and the Preservation of Memory
Kyera Singleton, Royall House and Slave Quarters

Interrogating the Silence: Sharing the LGBTQ Past with Visitors
Susan Ferentinos, Public History Researcher and Consultant

Thanks to our sponsor, Connecticut Explored, for supporting Keynotes of Change.

Connecticut Explored: Connecticut history, one good story after another.

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