Apple Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest the old fashioned way! The community is invited to the Tapping Reeve Meadow on Saturday, September 29 from 1-5 p.m. for a day of fun activities, music, apple pie contest, and more. Explore the new, historically-inspired gardens at the Tapping Reeve House.

Celebrate the harvest the old fashioned way! The community is invited to the Tapping Reeve Meadow on Saturday, September 29 from 1-5 p.m. for a day of fun activities, music, apple pie contest, and more. Explore the new, historically-inspired gardens at the Tapping Reeve House.

Fall Fundraiser

Please join us for a fun evening, on Saturday, September 15 from 6-9 p.m., with live music, small plates, and silent auction items at the Tapping Reeve Meadow. All proceeds from the evening benefit our education mission.

Please join us for a fun evening, on Saturday, September 15 from 6-9 p.m., with live music, small plates, and silent auction items at the Tapping Reeve Meadow. All proceeds from the evening benefit our education mission.

Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town

It is hard to imagine a place in New England with a richer story to tell than Litchfield. This exceptionally handsome town, founded in 1715 in Connecticut’s northwest hills, is considered one of the most historic locations in the state.

It is hard to imagine a place in New England with a richer story to tell than Litchfield. This exceptionally handsome town, founded in 1715 in Connecticut’s northwest hills, is considered one of the most historic locations in the state.

To Weep with Those Who Weep: Mourning Practices in Litchfield

Mourning practices of the 19th century were largely affected by the death of George Washington, with an increase in memorializing the dead. The exhibit documents the tangible and intangible manifestations of loss in Litchfield and the surrounding area.

Mourning practices of the 19th century were largely affected by the death of George Washington, with an increase in memorializing the dead. The exhibit documents the tangible and intangible manifestations of loss in Litchfield and the surrounding area.

By the Virtue of its Citizens: Educating a New Nation at Sarah Pierce’s Academy

The Litchfield Female Academy enrolled more than 3,000 students over a forty-one year period from seventeen states and territories as well as Canada and the West Indies. This new exhibit explores the innovative educational philosophy of the school’s founder, Sarah Pierce and her school’s impact on her students and women’s education.

The Litchfield Female Academy enrolled more than 3,000 students over a forty-one year period from seventeen states and territories as well as Canada and the West Indies. This new exhibit explores the innovative educational philosophy of the school’s founder, Sarah Pierce and her school’s impact on her students and women’s education.

Tapping Reeve Meadow Landscape Project

With the help of Landscape Architect Lauren Richardson, the Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site, not as a strict interpretation of a time period, but rather as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found on the site, and in Litchfield, from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The project will use elements of the historic landscape as an educational tool and was designed to provide the community and visitors with opportunities for learning, relaxation and reflection.

With the help of Landscape Architect Lauren Richardson, the Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site, not as a strict interpretation of a time period, but rather as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found on the site, and in Litchfield, from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The project will use elements of the historic landscape as an educational tool and was designed to provide the community and visitors with opportunities for learning, relaxation and reflection.