About Us

The Litchfield Historical Society is dedicated to presenting the history of the town of Litchfield, Connecticut through dynamic exhibits, diverse programs, growing collections, and innovative research. The Historical Society is comprised of the Litchfield History Museum, the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School, and the Tapping Reeve Meadow.

Since 1856, the Historical Society has been an invaluable resource for the history of the town of Litchfield, which has state, national, and international significance. The town’s history spans the Revolutionary War through the Colonial Revival and into the Modern Movement. It is also home to the Litchfield Law School, America’s first law school, opened in 1784. The exhibits, programs, and resources at the Litchfield Historical Society enable everyone to connect the past to their present and future.

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