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History Bites Returns

History Bites, the annual lunchtime lecture series, returns this April with talks at 10 institutions around northwestern Connecticut. This year's theme is "A Closer Look," so please join us to get a deeper understanding of a person, a museum collection, or even the museum itself. View the whole History Bites schedule here.

Lectures Continue in 2015!

Resolve to learn more about history in 2015! The Historical Society continues its monthly lecture series on April 19 with a talk by Susan Campbell on her book Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker.

Upcoming Lectures

May 17: Lucia McMahon, Mere Equals
May 31: Dione Longley and Buck Zaidel, Heroes for All Time: Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Tell Their Stories

Museums Reopen on Saturday, April 18!

The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit on woman suffrage Ballots for Both: The Fight for Equal Voting Rights.

Immigration Symposium Coming Up!

On Monday, May 18, we will hold The New America: Discovering and Documenting the Immigrant Experience, a day-long symposium on immigrants and the complexities around creating exhibits on immigrant stories. See the symposium website here.

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Lecture: Tempest-Tossed
April 19, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm

History Bites: From Law Library to Paint Pots
April 23, 2015
Time: Noon

American Magic Lantern Theatre: Spring Show
April 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm

Walking Tour: South Street
May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am

Homeschool Program: Explore Our Archives
May 11, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

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