Litchfield History Museum
THE LITCHFIELD HISTORY MUSEUM invites visitors to explore the evolution of a small New England town. Furniture, historic clothing, household objects and paintings reveal Litchfield's history from its earliest European settlement to the present day. The museum's seven galleries highlight family life and work during the fifty years after the American Revolution, a time when Litchfield was a bustling commercial, political, and educational center. Hands-on areas help visitors discover the town's past.
- America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield
Opening to the public on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Taking a holistic view at sports and recreation from Litchfield’s founding to the present, the exhibit examines the important role of these activities as sources of competition, engagement, health, friendship, and fun within our community.
- The Lure of the Litchfield Hills
This exhibit explored what was behind the Colonial Revival Movement, how the residents of Litchfield embraced their ancestral past and how the community came to look the way it does today. Visitors were invited to join in exploring this social movement that touched all aspects of American life from architecture and landscaping, to fashion, home decoration and beyond. This exhibit was open from April 12, 2014 through November 29, 2015.
- The Hour of Conflict
The exhibit examined the ways in which the American Civil War impacted the residents of Litchfield, Connecticut in the 1860s. The exhibit incorporated hands-on activities and the opportunity to experience camp life as Litchfield's men did more than a century and a half ago. Students of the Litchfield Montessori School acted as Junior Curators to research, design, and create a special portion of the exhibition. This exhibit was open from April 21, 2012 through December 1, 2013.
- More Previous Exhibitions at the Litchfield History Museum
There are three ways to learn about the collections online. To read a description, go to Scope of the Collections. To view images, choose Highlights of the Collections. To search the collections online choose Search the Collections