Snow comes to Connecticut!

Winter in New England can be unpredictable. Connecticut has already experienced cold, rainy, icy, and snowy conditions (and it isn’t even really winter until December 21st!).  Although we were not hit as hard as some of the other spots throughout the country, Connecticut received its first, widespread coating of snow this week. Luckily, the roads were not absolutely horrible and I think many people were able to enjoy the December snowfall.

Snowfall in eastern Connecticut

Snowfall in eastern Connecticut.

The CHS educators, just like hundreds of eager children and teachers (maybe!) anticipating school delays and closings, were glued to local television and radio channels, listening to the constant stream of weather updates. December can be one of the Education Department’s busiest months. Although we love a snow-day here and there, we also love it when we can squeeze in all of our winter museum and outreach programs! We know how difficult rescheduling can be for teachers and administrators. So, as museum educators, we keep our fingers crossed for very few weekday snow storms and cancellations.

Students visiting CHS on a sunny, warm day!

Students visiting CHS on a sunny, warm day!

You can view descriptions of all of the school and youth programs that we offer by visiting If you would like additional information about a program or if you are interested in scheduling a program (here’s to hoping that there is no inclement weather on your chosen day!), please contact our Education Assistant by phone at 860-236-5621 x232 or by email at

Erin Strogoff is the Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs at the Connecticut Historical Society.

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