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Wed Jun 19
  • Museums Closed - Juneteenth

     

    The Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in commemoration of Juneteenth. Staff offices and the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library will also be closed.

    Both museums and staff offices will reopen with regular hours on Thursday, June 20th.

Sat Jun 22
  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tour is the perfect way to discover Litchfield’s vibrant history and explore the town’s celebrated Historic District. Each tour provides visitors with an overview of Litchfield’s history - from the stories behind famous landmarks to anecdotes about past residents to appreciation of prominent buildings.  

    Tours leave at 1:00 from the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) and last approximately 1 hour. The Historical Society also offers special themed tours. To learn more about themed walking tours, visit our online calendar for dates and times.  

    Walking tours are free from members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  
     
    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Sun Jun 23
  • Exhibit Tour - To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey

     

    Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Imagine taking Connecticut’s northern and southern borders and extending them west all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Join the staff at the Litchfield Historical Society for an exploration of the story of the Western Reserve and the experiences of the men, women, and children affected by westward migration.  

    Every Sunday this summer, the Litchfield Historical Society is offering a guided tour of ‘To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey: Litchfield and the CT Western Reserve.’ Tours begin at 3:00 and last approximately 1 hour. Public Gallery Tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  

Sat Jun 29
  • Seed Starters: Youngest Learns in the Garden

     

    Date: Saturday June 29th

    Time: 10:00-10:30 

    Ages: Newborns, Infants & Toddlers

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Register: Online Here

    Join Garden Educator Olivia in the Tapping Reeve Meadow with your newborns, infants, and toddlers to kickstart their understanding of language, patterns, and spatial awareness. This will be an interactive program of songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies and their caregivers.

    Seed Starters will take place in the Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street.) Parking is available in the lot or along the street. The program is free for participants and registration is appreciated, but not required.

  • Litchfield Historical Society Garden Tour Fundraiser - June 29

     

    Date: Saturday, June 29th

    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Start at The Tapping Reeve Meadow, 82 South Street

    $45 per Person - Tickets now Available

    Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, June 29th for an exclusive look at three spectacular gardens in Litchfield!

    Your tour begins in the Tapping Reeve Meadow where our Garden Educator, Olivia, will be answering questions about our Children’s Garden. From there, pick up a tour booklet and head out into Litchfield! Explore a wonderfully maintained garden near the center of town before heading towards Milton for two more hidden gems! You are welcome to visit the gardens in any order between 11 am and 3 pm.

    Tickets are $45 per person. All proceeds from the event benefit our mission and community-focused events.

    Transportation is not provided; a car will be needed to travel to and between gardens. This event will be held rain or shine. Garden addresses will be provided with the tour booklet picked up at the Tapping Reeve Meadow on the day of the tour.

    Tickets Available Online Here

  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tour is the perfect way to discover Litchfield’s vibrant history and explore the town’s celebrated Historic District. Each tour provides visitors with an overview of Litchfield’s history - from the stories behind famous landmarks to anecdotes about past residents to appreciation of prominent buildings.  

    Tours leave at 1:00 from the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) and last approximately 1 hour. The Historical Society also offers special themed tours. To learn more about themed walking tours, visit our online calendar for dates and times.  

    Walking tours are free from members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  
     
    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Sun Jun 30
  • Exhibit Tour - To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey

     

    Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Imagine taking Connecticut’s northern and southern borders and extending them west all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Join the staff at the Litchfield Historical Society for an exploration of the story of the Western Reserve and the experiences of the men, women, and children affected by westward migration.  

    Every Sunday this summer, the Litchfield Historical Society is offering a guided tour of ‘To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey: Litchfield and the CT Western Reserve.’ Tours begin at 3:00 and last approximately 1 hour. Public Gallery Tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  

Wed Jul 3
  • Walking Tour - Heroes of the Revolution

     

    Date: Wednesday, July 3rd

    Time: 5:30 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum

    Cost: Free for Members, $10 for non-Members

    Registration Requested

    Celebrate Independence Day with our popular Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour on Wednesday, July 3rd at 5:30 p.m. Discover Litchfield's Revolutionary history and how Litchfield's residents young and old contributed to the founding of the nation.

    The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Thu Jul 4
  • 26th Annual 4th of July Pet Parade

     

    Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th 2024

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Pet Registration Requested (not required): Online

    Patriotic Pets and Pet-lovers Rejoice! The Litchfield’s Historical Society’s Annual July 4th Pet Parade returns on Thursday, July 4th from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Tapping Reeve Meadow!

    All pets - dogs, cats, snails, or stuffed animals – are invited to the Tapping Reeve Meadow to celebrate Independence Day. Bring your pet to the judge’s booth before joining the parade.  Everyone can enjoy old-fashioned amusements, including sack races, tug-of-war contests, photo booth, and an ice cream social!  

    Pets must be on a leash or in a cage, and if applicable, must be up to date with immunizations. Parade registration begins at 2:15.

Sat Jul 6
  • eSTEAMED Figures in History

     

    Date: Saturday, July 6th

    Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:00 p.m.

    Ages: 5+

    Cost: $10 per child per class

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Register: Online Here

    Join Garden Educator Olivia in the Tapping Reeve Meadow to learn about historic figures in S.T.E.A.M. fields through read-aloud stories. Drawing inspiration from their stories and work, participants will discover new information about the world around them.  Morning and afternoon sessions available!

    eSTEAMed Figures in History will take place in the Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street.) Parking is available in the lot or along the street.

  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tour is the perfect way to discover Litchfield’s vibrant history and explore the town’s celebrated Historic District. Each tour provides visitors with an overview of Litchfield’s history - from the stories behind famous landmarks to anecdotes about past residents to appreciation of prominent buildings.  

    Tours leave at 1:00 from the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) and last approximately 1 hour. The Historical Society also offers special themed tours. To learn more about themed walking tours, visit our online calendar for dates and times.  

    Walking tours are free from members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  
     
    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Sun Jul 7
  • Exhibit Tour - To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey

     

    Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Imagine taking Connecticut’s northern and southern borders and extending them west all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Join the staff at the Litchfield Historical Society for an exploration of the story of the Western Reserve and the experiences of the men, women, and children affected by westward migration.  

    Every Sunday this summer, the Litchfield Historical Society is offering a guided tour of ‘To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey: Litchfield and the CT Western Reserve.’ Tours begin at 3:00 and last approximately 1 hour. Public Gallery Tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  

Mon Jul 8
Tue Jul 9
Wed Jul 10
Thu Jul 11
Fri Jul 12
Sat Jul 13
  • Seed Starters: Youngest Learns in the Garden

     

    Date: Saturday July 13th

    Time: 10:00-10:30 

    Ages: Newborns, Infants & Toddlers

    Cost: FREE

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Register: Online Here

    Join Garden Educator Olivia in the Tapping Reeve Meadow with your newborns, infants, and toddlers to kickstart their understanding of language, patterns, and spatial awareness. This will be an interactive program of songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies and their caregivers.

    Seed Starters will take place in the Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street.) Parking is available in the lot or along the street. The program is free for participants and registration is appreciated, but not required.

  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tour is the perfect way to discover Litchfield’s vibrant history and explore the town’s celebrated Historic District. Each tour provides visitors with an overview of Litchfield’s history - from the stories behind famous landmarks to anecdotes about past residents to appreciation of prominent buildings.  

    Tours leave at 1:00 from the Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) and last approximately 1 hour. The Historical Society also offers special themed tours. To learn more about themed walking tours, visit our online calendar for dates and times.  

    Walking tours are free from members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.  
     
    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Sun Jul 14
  • Exhibit Tour - To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey

     

    Time: Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Free for members | $10 for non-members

    Registration Requested: Online

    Imagine taking Connecticut’s northern and southern borders and extending them west all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Join the staff at the Litchfield Historical Society for an exploration of the story of the Western Reserve and the experiences of the men, women, and children affected by westward migration.  

    Every Sunday this summer, the Litchfield Historical Society is offering a guided tour of ‘To Come to a Land of Milk and Honey: Litchfield and the CT Western Reserve.’ Tours begin at 3:00 and last approximately 1 hour. Public Gallery Tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. For parties of 10 or more, please contact education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org for group options.