Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library
THE HELGA J. INGRAHAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY is open year-round to all researchers, 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Library and object collections may be viewed in the Ching Reading Room, but do not circulate. Staff members are always available to help patrons. The library is located on the ground floor of the Noyes Memorial Building, below the Litchfield History Museum and can be accessed by the door facing East Street. The "finding tools" page explains our various catalogs.
If you plan to visit the library to conduct research, we strongly urge you to contact the archivist or curator about your visit in advance. Some items are stored off-site and require advanced notice for retrieval. If are unable to visit the Historical Society and would like us to do research for you, please see "About research requests" for details.
Description of Holdings
The Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library houses information about Litchfield's 280 years of growth and change as reflected through the papers, publications, photographs, and ephemera of local residents, homes, businesses, institutions and organizations. The Society's library also serves as the official repository for the records of many local institutions including the Garden Club, the Litchfield Red Cross, the Junior Women’s Club and the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the DAR.
The Historical Society collections DO NOT include official birth, death, and marriage records, or land and probate records, as they are located in the town halls of each town. Information on contacting town halls and other area historical societies can be found in the Guide to Local Resources.