Calendar of Events


Opening April 2018

By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy
This exhibit will explore the impact of the Litchfield Female Academy on the town of Litchfield and the students who attended, as well as the influence of the graduates on social and educational reform.

To Weep with Those Who Weep: Mourning Practices in Litchfield
This exhibit will showcase the history of mourning in the 19th century, following the death of George Washington, and how customs changed for the people of Litchfield.


Upcoming Events

Sun Apr 22
  • Lecture: Free Speech with Nadine Strossen

    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    Debates on free speech and censorship were widespread during the time of the Litchfield Law School, and the discussion continues today. Join us for a special lecture and conversation on the First Amendment. Author Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008, will be discussing her newest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship and local historian John Dasher will lead a Q&A discussion.

Tue May 1
  • Wine and Weep

    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Fee: $20 members; $30 non-members
    Registration: Required: Email or Online

    Artifacts and documents are feeling left out of the current exhibit To Weep with Those who Weep: Mourning Practices in Litchfield, and you are invited to come mourn their exclusion with us. Although fabulous, their sizes and formats prevented their inclusion in the exhibit. After paying our respects, we will gather in the gallery for a light repast of wine and cheese. 

Sat May 5
  • Walking Tour: Architecture-Homes and Histories

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Litchfield History Museum

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    Why does the center of Litchfield have so many white homes? Learn how the history and stories of old Litchfield are preserved in the architecture of the town. The walk will cover North and South Streets. 

    Walking tours each last about 1 hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. 

Sun May 6
  • Lecture: CCC Camps of Connecticut

    Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield History Museum

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email  or Online

    Join us for a lecture and site visit with Marty Podskoch, author of Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories, and Legacy. The lecture shares the CCC experience of hard work, Army discipline, and camaraderie for men helping to support their families during the Great Depression. The CCC was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. 21 CCC camps were located in Connecticut, including several in Litchfield County. The lecture will be followed with an optional visit and guided tour of a nearby former CCC camp. 

Thu May 10
  • Crafternoons: Marvelous Mothers

    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield History Museum

    Age(s): Grades 1-7
    Fee: $7 members; $10 non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    Make something special for your mother, grandmother, or loved one as we hear stories about women who have made a difference in Litchfield's History.
     
    Unplug and spend the afternoon crafting and creating! The Litchfield Historical Society’s Crafternoons will explore a new theme in history with hands-on crafts and games that encourage students to look away from the screen and tap into their own imagination.

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