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Law in the Hills: Litchfield Courthouse, Celebrated Cases, and Legal Leading Lights

Join the Litchfield Historical Society and the Litchfield County Bar Association for a series of lectures highlighting interesting, mysterious, criminal, and inspiring stories of legal importance. The first lecture will take place on Sunday, February 28 at 3pm when Connecticut Appellate lawyer Wesley Horton discusses some of the illustrious justices from Litchfield County's past. See the whole flyer here.

The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches 1916-1918

Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s in our exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications. The catalog features beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the book here.

Call to the Public for Litchfield Sports Objects and Images!

The Historical Society needs your help with their 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Sports and leisure play an important role in our lives today, just as it did for our ancestors. Whether you won the Litchfield road race in 1980, your grandfather belonged to the bicycle club in Northfield, your uncle played for the East Litchfield baseball team, or your very distant relatives enjoyed sleighing with the young ladies of the Female Academy we want to hear from you! Click here for more information.

Museums Closed for the Season

The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Stop by and see our new exhibit America's Pastimes!

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Romance at Reeve Tour
February 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
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Young Historians Book Club: George vs. George
February 10, 2016
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
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Young Historians Book Club: George vs. George
February 10, 2016
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
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Romance at Reeve Tour
February 11, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
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Offices Closed for Presidents' Day
February 15, 2016
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