Portrait and landscape paintings, drawings, needlework, sculptures, decorative household items, and photographs--all from the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society and never before seen together--will be on display to illustrate the practical and emotional bonds between dogs, cats, and people and how those connections have changed or endured over time.
Inspired by our Kickstarter project, you have the opportunity to submit a photograph to be displayed in the Cats & Dogs Portrait Gallery, which features photographs of beloved cats and dogs from the 1800s to today--including yours! For a $10 donation, a 5" x 7" photograph of your cat or dog will be displayed in the gallery. A larger donation will receive a larger photograph. If interested, upload your pet's photograph at chs.org/mypetphoto
The Connecticut Historical Society is a private, not-for-profit museum, library, research and educational center. Our mission is to inspire and foster a life-long interest in history through exhibitions, programs, and Connecticut-related collections, because improving knowledge of the past enhances understanding of the present and the ability to meet the challenges of the future.
Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society houses an extensive and comprehensive Connecticut-related collection of manuscripts, printed material, artifacts and images that document social, cultural, and family history.