Calendar of Events


Tue Feb 7
  • The History of Litchfield Driving Tour


    Date: Tuesday, February 7

    Time: 11:00 to 2:00

    Location: Leaves from the Litchfield Community Center (421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT)

    $10 per person

    Registration Required with the LCC

    The Litchfield Community Center and the Litchfield Historical Society are partnering to offer a special driving tour of Litchfield.  

    After boarding the LCC van, we will journey through the 5 historic communities of Litchfield - Bantam, East Litchfield, Litchfield Village, Milton, and Northfield – and learn about each neighborhood’s unique history, character, and contributions to the town. Following the 1-hour tour you will be able to enjoy lunch on your own at DaCapo before making our way back to the LCC.

    Participants will board the passenger van in the parking lot of the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT. $10 per person, lunch not included. Space is limited to 12 people and advanced registration is required. To register visit or call 860 567 8302

  • Knit Nights: Social Knitting Group with Alexandra Herst


    Every other Tuesday this winter

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)


    Registration requested, not required

    Join us for a weekly knitting & crafting social meetup at the Litchfield Historical Society, where you can meet other knitters, get your questions answered about tricky patterns, and expand your knowledge. The social evening will take place every other Tuesday. Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow crafters. It's a great place to roundtable your ideas and workshop any hiccups you might be encountering in your project!
    Hosted by Alexandra Herst, a local knitting & crafting enthusiast, as well as a previous owner of a natural-methods yarn dyeing studio. Most experienced in Fair Isle colorwork and Aran cabled knitting, she'll be able to help answer your questions with everything from yarn choice to steeking and beyond. She has a particular interest in the history of knitting and breed-specific yarns. A deep believer in the capability of anyone to master the complexities of knitting, she takes the approach of empowering beginners through education to further their skills and encourage their creativity.


Fri Feb 10
  • Love in Litchfield Lantern Tour


    Date: Friday, February 10th

    Time: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for non-Members

    Registration Required - Space is limited!

    Romance is in the air on this special Valentine’s Day “lantern” tour of Litchfield’s Historic District.  The tour starts at the Litchfield History Museum where we will enjoy historically inspired cocktails and treats before grabbing lanterns and heading out to learn about the great love stories of Litchfield’s past.  
    Walking tours will last approximately 1 hour and cover 1 mile. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly.
    Space is limited! Registration is required. In the event of inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Sat Feb 11
  • Victorian Valentine's Day Workshop


    Date: Friday, February 11

    Time: 10:00 to 12:00

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Members $10 | Non-Members $15 | Families $30

    Register Online Here

    Get ready for Valentine’s Day at the Litchfield Historical Society’s annual Family Victorian Valentine Workshop!

    Valentine’s day in the Victorian era was an elaborate affair. Adults and children alike can draw inspiration for the Society’s collection of Victorian and early 20th century valentines while learning traditional papercrafts and making their own cards for family and friends. Tea and cookies will be served.   

    The Victorian Valentine Workshop is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, or $30 for a family.

Sun Feb 26
  • LWV Partner Series: Mis/Disinformation in the Media


    Date: February 26, 2023

    Time: 3:00 pm

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Register via Zoom HERE

    The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County and the Litchfield Historical Society partnership series for informed citizens continues with a second virtual lecture, “Mis/Disinformation in the Media: Educating Readers on Recognizing it and Avoiding it,” on Sunday, February 26th at 3:00 p.m.

    Combatting misinformation in the media is a high priority for the League of Women Voters and central to their mission of providing guidance and resources to educate voters. Join panelists Bruce Putterman, CEO and publisher of The Connecticut Mirror, Maria Shanahan, associate professor at the University of Connecticut and head of the Department of Journalism, and Amanda Crawford, veteran political reporter and UConn assistant professor for a discussion on misinformation in the media.  

    This lecture is part of a partnership series between the Litchfield Historical Society and the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County. The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County is a grassroots nonpartisan political organization of women and men.