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Winter Hours
Please note, the Litchfield Historical Society is operating on winter hours. The Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School exhibits are closed until April 2017. The offices and shop are open all year: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Research Library is open all year: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Love in Litchfield: Valentine Celebration
If your family enjoyed our Holiday ornament making, they will have great time learning about the history of Valentine’s Day and making Victorian Valentines for your loved ones during this drop-in workshop on Friday, February 10 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. For families of all ages! Learn more about the program here or view the event flyer here.

Exhibits Opening in April 2017
Come back in 2017 to see our exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield, whichhighlights the role ofsports and recreation in town from itsfounding totoday,showcasing the stories and experiences of Litchfield residents, players, coaches, fans, and enthusiasts. Click here for more information.

Reimagining the Reeve House Landscape
The Historical Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site, not as a strict interpretation of a time period, but rather as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found on the site, and in Litchfield, from the 18th to the 20th centuries. To learn more about the project click here.

Museums Free to All!
In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we were pleased to offer free admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School in 2016. Participate in our shared history! Free admission was generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors.

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Lecture: Aaron Burr in Exile: A Pariah in Paris
January 29, 2017
Time: 3:00pm
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Young Historians Book Club: If Only I Had a Horn
February 8, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
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Love in Litchfield: Valentine Celebration
February 10, 2017
Time: 2:00-6:00pm
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American Girl Book Club: The Travelers Tricks (Caroline Mystery)
February 23, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
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Lecture: Wartime Basketball
February 26, 2017
Time: 3:00pm
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