Use the clues to discover some Connecticut history!
Begin in Memorial Hall (where all the governors “hang out”)
1. There are 71 of us here. Who are we?______________________________________
2. Inside the trunk a very important piece of paper was hidden. It’s also Connecticut’s most famous tree. It is the ___________________________Oak.
Go to the “Connecticut Collections”
3. Under the bell are two of the most important documents in American history. The______________________________of the United States and the _____________________________of Independence.
4. She was Connecticut’s first female Governor. (Hint: her name can be found on a white hat in the exhibit) ______________________________________
5. Look for this bird on buckles, buttons, flags and papers that
soldiers carry; it is also a symbol of America. ___________________________
6. Connecticut soldiers used these to carry water with them, there are two in this part of the exhibit.________________________________________
7. Before computers people often used these to write letters.____________________________
8. She’s one of the most famous pigs in the world and she appeared on some Connecticut made lunch boxes._______________________________
Go to the “Colt Collection”
9. I worked for Sam Colt as a designer, inventor and engineer. Here I have my own glass case and plaque. I am Elisha K. _________________.
10. Standing on three legs, a crank has to be turned to make this gun fire.
This is the most powerful machine in the exhibit. (Hint: you have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen to use it)_________________________