On Exhibit through November 11th: “Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and Cartoons of Clifford Berryman.”
This unique exhibit features a series of pen & ink drawings to highlight the timeless aspects of US campaigns and election processes. Running for Office was created by the National Archives with the support of the Foundation for the National Archives and organized for travel by Humanities Texas, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tuesday, September 19 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Those registering to vote or checking their registration status will be offered FREE admission to Connecticut’s Old State House.
September 19 is National Voter Registration Day! Hartford is gearing up to elect a new mayor this November. But that’s not the only choice on the ballot! Local elections never get as much attention – or as many voters – as the bigger federal races, even though local policies impact our daily lives. From urban planning and schools to housing and food access, city and town governments, voters LIKE YOU can drive important policy decisions simply by taking part in local elections. To learn more about about how the government in Hartford works and what exactly is on the ballot, join us for some festivities AND important conversations about why your vote matters:
12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM
Outdoor Concert with IGuru
12 Noon – 12:45 PM
The Biggest Impact: Why We Should Care About Local Elections
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director, Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Associate Professor Political Science, UCONN
Denise Best, Communications and Community Engagement Manager at Blue Hills Civic Association
Outdoor Concert with I Guru
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ballot Break & Coffee
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join our friends from YWCA Hartford Region to learn more about what exactly will be on the November 2023 ballot and why your vote matters!
This event is part of Connecticut’s Old State House “Go Big. VoteLocal.” Series.
The Voter Registration Celebration is made possible with the support of a voter engagement grant from the Hartford Foundation for
On street parking is available. Parking at State House Square Garage, 55 Market Street, is just steps away from Connecticut’s Old State House and is only $5 with a validated ticket.