Information about collections and exhibits.
Judge Tapping Reeve and America’s first Law School.
Holdings, regulations, requests, photo services.
Litchfield’s history and people to the present day.
Membership, planned giving, newsletters, volunteering.

Opening this week!
Our museums open for the season this Saturday, April 22!
Explore our exhibits at the Litchfield History Museum and learn more about students at the Tapping Reeve House & Law School. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Spring Art Fundraiser
Join us on Friday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m. for our art show fundraiser Miniature Marvels. Click here for more information.

On view through November 26, 2017
Visit our newest exhibit, Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy. Learn more about the exhibit opening and the Litchfield Female Academy here. Come back to see our exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Click here for more information.

Museums Free to All!
In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we were pleased to once again offer free admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School in 2017. Participate in our shared history! Free admission generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors

History Bites is back!
Check out the schedule of lectures here.

Digitization Project for the 300th Anniversary
Learn more here about how the Historical Society is preparing for the town's 300th Anniversary in 2019 and how you can be involved! Special thank-you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CT State Library for their support.

Tapping Reeve House Landscape Project
The Historical Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found in Litchfield from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Learn more about the project click here.

Electoral College Lecture
n case you missed the Electoral College lecture on Sunday, February 19 presented with the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County we have a video recording of the event. View the video here.

Join Our Mailing List
For Email Newsletters you can trust


Walking Tour: The Litchfield Female Academy
April 29, 2017
Time: 10:00

Lecture: Finding Brass Valley
May 7, 2017
Time: 3:00pm

Young Historians Book Club: Where was Patrick Henry on the 29th
May 10, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Community Conversations: “Growing up in Litchfield”
May 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Walking Tour: Architecture in Litchfield
May 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am

View Calendar of Events