History Bites: From Law Library to Paint Pots
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: Noon
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Age(s): All
Fee: Suggested $2 donation
Registration: No
Description: In the 18th and 19th centuries the Litchfield Law School became famous for turning out a plethora of young men who would lead the young nation as lawyers and politicians. But not all of Tapping Reeve’s students went on to practice law. Join us as we take a closer look at George Catlin – Reeve’s law student turned artist who documented the Plains Indians through his artwork and produced the only known image of his revered legal instructor. Curator of Collections Jessica Jenkins will present this exploration of an artist with roots in Litchfield. Bring your lunch! Desserts and beverages will be served.