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Holiday Stroll Ornament Making

Join us once again for ornament making during Litchfield's annual Holiday Stroll! On Sunday, November 30 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, we'll have all the supplies on hand to make some fantastic holiday ornaments and gifts for your loved ones. There will also be live music performed by Free Thought.

Upcoming Lecture!
Our last lecture of 2014 will debut Peter Vermilyea's new book on the hidden history of Litchfield County on December 7! Books will be available for purchase in the museum shop.

Click here to register for this program.

CollectionSpace Is Live!
Search the Collection Online!
The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of Collection Space, a new online searchable database that makes information about items held in the museum collection visible to the public. Only a small percentage of the museum’s rich collection can be on display in the museum at one time, but now even objects in storage are visable online! Find clothing, furniture, needlework, paintings, prints, drawings, household objects, and more. This 6,000 item database represents a third of our total collection, so please be sure to check back in often! Staff is adding new records and additional information every day. If you have any questions, contact the Curator of Collections at 860-567-4501 or curator@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town
by Rachel Carley

The first history of Litchfield to be published in nearly 100 years is award-winning!! It's honors include the Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards; Historic New England 2012 Annual Book Prize; the 2012 Linley Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History; and Best in Category at the 55th Annual New England Book Show. This lively portrait of the town is sumptuously illustrated with rarely seen maps, photographs, and paintings.

Architectural historian, preservation consultant, and local resident Rachel Carley engages readers with an expansive view of the town's rich heritage through its buildings and landscapes in Litchfield Village, Bantam, Northfield, Milton, and South Farms.

For more information and to order the book, call 860-567-4501 or go to the Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town page.

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Museums Close for the Season
November 30, 2014
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2014 Holiday Stroll--Ornament Making
November 30, 2014
Time: 2:30-5:00 pm
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ASAP Celebration of Young Photographers
December 6, 2014
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
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Lecture: Hidden History of Litchfield County
December 7, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm
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Archives Workshop: Preserving Your Textiles with Karen DePauw
December 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
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