For Youth

Our inquiry-based school programs use Litchfield’s rich history as a window to explore national historical themes. Each program uses primary sources from our archives and object collection to engage and excite students.  Created to align with the Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks, our programs can help you meet your classroom and homeschool needs while making history fun and accessible. We have more to offer and are happy to design a program to meet your classroom needs. Special programs take time, so contact us early.

BOOKING DETAILS

  • Price: $5/student, chaperones free (free for Litchfield Public Schools)
  • Reservations are required for all groups
  • Reservations should be made no later than 2 weeks before desired date
  • Minimum group size is 6 students
  • One chaperone is required for every 10 students
  • Facilities are wheelchair accessible, please advise of any students with special needs.

PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Washington’s Spies: The Culper Spy Ring
  • Heroes of the Revolution: Walking Tour of Litchfield
  • The Early American Classroom
  • At Home in History
  • Growing from Village to Town
  • Be a Better Historian: Research Skills Workshop

PROGRAMS FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • Party Spirit: The Federalists & Anti-Federalists of Litchfield
  • Washington’s Spies: The Culper Spy Ring
  • Heroes of the Revolution: Walking Tour of Litchfield
  • How did they Get Here: Travel in the Past
  • Moot Court Cases: Amistad
  • Moot Court Case: Prudence Crandall
  • Hour of Conflict: Civil War in Litchfield
  • Be a Better Historian: Research Skills Workshop

To read expanded program descriptions, download the Youth Programs. (PDF, 4MB)

Email the Educator at education@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call (860) 567-4501 to book your program today!