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Sun Jul 3
  • Walking Tour - Heroes of the Revolution

     

    Time: 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3rd

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

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

    Registration Requested: Online

    Celebrate Independence Day with a walking tour through Litchfield's Revolutionary history Discover the many ways people in town contributed during the Revolutionary War.  
     
    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

Mon Jul 4
  • 4th of July Pet Parade and Turn of the Century Fest

     

    Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday July 4th 

    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 and Turn-of-the-Century Fest returns on Sunday, 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.

Tue Jul 5
  • Art is Everywhere: A Spanish-English Story time with KidsPlay Children’s Museum

     

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Registration Requested: Online with KidsPlay

    Join us for an interactive art-themed story time in English and Spanish with KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. Each week will explore an aspect of art, such as colors, shapes, through hands-on activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration. Everyone can be an artist here!  

    Masks are encouraged, but not required. To register visit KidsPlay Museum

  • Bocce and Beer

     

    Time: 7:00 p.m. every other Tuesday - June 21st, July 5th, & July 19th

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Unwind after work with Bocce and Beer in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Bring your favorite brews and enjoy a fun, casual evening of bocce with your friends. No referees, no courts - just fun! In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held. No registration necessary.  

Sat Jul 9
  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: FREE for Members | $10 for Members

    Registration Requested: Online

    The Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tours are 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.
     
    The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society (7 South Street) and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walking tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. 


    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Mon Jul 11
  • Curious Minds: Art, History and the Natural World Summer Camp (with Litchfield Park and Rec)

     

    Date: July 11th – 15th  

    Time: 9:00-12:30  

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St)

    Cost: $175 per child

    Grades: 3rd – 6th Grade

    Registration required through Litchfield Park and Rec

    Embrace curiosity at Litchfield Historical Society’s Curious Minds: Art, History, and the Natural World Camp. Campers will take inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection and the garden at Tapping Reeve Meadow to explore, invent, create, and chronicle. From nature paints to woven wonders, there is so much for curious minds to discover! Register through Litchfield Park and Recreation at litchfieldparkandrec.com.  

Tue Jul 12
  • Curious Minds: Art, History and the Natural World Summer Camp (with Litchfield Park and Rec)

     

    Date: July 11th – 15th  

    Time: 9:00-12:30  

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St)

    Cost: $175 per child

    Grades: 3rd – 6th Grade

    Registration required through Litchfield Park and Rec

    Embrace curiosity at Litchfield Historical Society’s Curious Minds: Art, History, and the Natural World Camp. Campers will take inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection and the garden at Tapping Reeve Meadow to explore, invent, create, and chronicle. From nature paints to woven wonders, there is so much for curious minds to discover! Register through Litchfield Park and Recreation at litchfieldparkandrec.com.  

  • Art is Everywhere: A Spanish-English Story time with KidsPlay Children’s Museum

     

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Registration Requested: Online with KidsPlay

    Join us for an interactive art-themed story time in English and Spanish with KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. Each week will explore an aspect of art, such as colors, shapes, through hands-on activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration. Everyone can be an artist here!  

    Masks are encouraged, but not required. To register visit KidsPlay Museum

Wed Jul 13
  • Curious Minds: Art, History and the Natural World Summer Camp (with Litchfield Park and Rec)

     

    Date: July 11th – 15th  

    Time: 9:00-12:30  

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St)

    Cost: $175 per child

    Grades: 3rd – 6th Grade

    Registration required through Litchfield Park and Rec

    Embrace curiosity at Litchfield Historical Society’s Curious Minds: Art, History, and the Natural World Camp. Campers will take inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection and the garden at Tapping Reeve Meadow to explore, invent, create, and chronicle. From nature paints to woven wonders, there is so much for curious minds to discover! Register through Litchfield Park and Recreation at litchfieldparkandrec.com.  

Thu Jul 14
  • Curious Minds: Art, History and the Natural World Summer Camp (with Litchfield Park and Rec)

     

    Date: July 11th – 15th  

    Time: 9:00-12:30  

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St)

    Cost: $175 per child

    Grades: 3rd – 6th Grade

    Registration required through Litchfield Park and Rec

    Embrace curiosity at Litchfield Historical Society’s Curious Minds: Art, History, and the Natural World Camp. Campers will take inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection and the garden at Tapping Reeve Meadow to explore, invent, create, and chronicle. From nature paints to woven wonders, there is so much for curious minds to discover! Register through Litchfield Park and Recreation at litchfieldparkandrec.com.  

Fri Jul 15
  • Curious Minds: Art, History and the Natural World Summer Camp (with Litchfield Park and Rec)

     

    Date: July 11th – 15th  

    Time: 9:00-12:30  

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St)

    Cost: $175 per child

    Grades: 3rd – 6th Grade

    Registration required through Litchfield Park and Rec

    Embrace curiosity at Litchfield Historical Society’s Curious Minds: Art, History, and the Natural World Camp. Campers will take inspiration from artifacts in the museum collection and the garden at Tapping Reeve Meadow to explore, invent, create, and chronicle. From nature paints to woven wonders, there is so much for curious minds to discover! Register through Litchfield Park and Recreation at litchfieldparkandrec.com.  

Sat Jul 16
  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: FREE for Members | $10 for Members

    Registration Requested: Online

    The Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tours are 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.
     
    The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society (7 South Street) and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walking tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. 


    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Tue Jul 19
  • Art is Everywhere: A Spanish-English Story time with KidsPlay Children’s Museum

     

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Registration Requested: Online with KidsPlay

    Join us for an interactive art-themed story time in English and Spanish with KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. Each week will explore an aspect of art, such as colors, shapes, through hands-on activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration. Everyone can be an artist here!  

    Masks are encouraged, but not required. To register visit KidsPlay Museum

  • Bocce and Beer

     

    Time: 7:00 p.m. every other Tuesday - June 21st, July 5th, & July 19th

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Unwind after work with Bocce and Beer in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Bring your favorite brews and enjoy a fun, casual evening of bocce with your friends. No referees, no courts - just fun! In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held. No registration necessary.  

Fri Jul 22
  • S.T.E.A.M. Powered History

     

    Date: Fridays, July 22nd – August 5th  

    Time: 10:30-11:30 in the Meadow 

    Ages: 5+ 

    Cost: FREE as part of CT Summer at the Museum!

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Register: Online Here

    History is full of scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians. Children ages five and up are invited to join the Tapping Reeve Meadow’s Garden Educator, Olivia, to explore these topics throughout history with a read-aloud and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.

    This program is FREE as a part of CT Summer at the Museum!

  • Exhibit Opening: 'Painting Litchfield'

     

    Date: Fridays, July 22nd

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Free and open to the public

    R.S.V.P. by email  or at 860 567 4501

    Please join us for the opening of our newest exhibit Painting Litchfield on Friday, July 22 at 6 pm. The opening is free and open to the public. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Kindly R.S.V.P. by email or phone at 860-567-4501.

    While Litchfield was never home to the kind of formal art colony found in other parts of Connecticut, the town has a rich and lasting connection with the visual arts. Painting Litchfield showcases paintings inspired by Litchfield scenes and landscapes from the nineteenth century to the present. Learn about one of the earliest artist groups exhibiting in Connecticut, explore the career of a painter who served in the Monuments Men, and view works by artists living in Litchfield today. Painting Litchfield runs from July 22 to November 27, 2022.

Sat Jul 23
  • Walking Tour - Artists of Litchfield

     

    Time: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

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

    Registration Requested: Online

    Explore Litchfield’s town center through the words, sketches, paintings, and photographs of artists. See how they saw Litchfield and expressed it through their artistic work. 
     
    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

  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: FREE for Members | $10 for Members

    Registration Requested: Online

    The Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tours are 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.
     
    The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society (7 South Street) and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walking tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. 


    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Tue Jul 26
  • Art is Everywhere: A Spanish-English Story time with KidsPlay Children’s Museum

     

    Time: 10:30 a.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Fee: FREE

    Registration Requested: Online with KidsPlay

    Join us for an interactive art-themed story time in English and Spanish with KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. Each week will explore an aspect of art, such as colors, shapes, through hands-on activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration. Everyone can be an artist here!  

    Masks are encouraged, but not required. To register visit KidsPlay Museum

Fri Jul 29
  • S.T.E.A.M. Powered History

     

    Date: Fridays, July 22nd – August 5th  

    Time: 10:30-11:30 in the Meadow 

    Ages: 5+ 

    Cost: FREE as part of CT Summer at the Museum!

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Register: Online Here

    History is full of scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians. Children ages five and up are invited to join the Tapping Reeve Meadow’s Garden Educator, Olivia, to explore these topics throughout history with a read-aloud and hands-on activities. Pre-registration is required.

    This program is FREE as a part of CT Summer at the Museum!

Sat Jul 30
  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield History

     

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: FREE for Members | $10 for Members

    Registration Requested: Online

    The Litchfield Historical Society’s weekly walking tours are 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.
     
    The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society (7 South Street) and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walking tours are free for members and $10 for non-members. 


    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Tue Aug 2
  • Our Man in Italy: A. Sheldon Pennoyer and the Monuments Men

     

    Time: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: FREE and open to the public

    Registration Requested: Online

    Albert Sheldon Pennoyer’s paintings and pastels of local landscapes can be seen in the new Painting Litchfield exhibit, but his work during WWII took him to Italy as a member of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program, better known as the Monuments Men. In this lecture, Curator of Collections Alex Dubois will be sharing stories from Pennoyer’s artistic career in Litchfield before turning to his service in Italy, where Pennoyer used his camera to document the war’s destructive impact and the efforts of MFAA officers to recover, repair, and protect the country’s cultural heritage. 

    This lecture is FREE and open to the public!


    Registration Requested