By the Force of its Own Merits: Examining the Life and Legacy of the Litchfield Female Academy

“By the Force of its Own Merits” is a one-day symposium on Friday, November 15th that will round out a two-year celebration of the Litchfield Female Academy, a progressive educational institution that instructed over 3,000 young women between 1792 and 1833.

“By the Force of its Own Merits” is a one-day symposium on Friday, November 15th that will round out a two-year celebration of the Litchfield Female Academy, a progressive educational institution that instructed over 3,000 young women between 1792 and 1833.

Wednesdays with Carol

Introducing Wednesdays with Carol, a series that follows volunteer Carol Jones as she inventories the Society’s children’s clothing collection.

Introducing Wednesdays with Carol, a series that follows volunteer Carol Jones as she inventories the Society’s children’s clothing collection.

Sold, Made, & Grown in Litchfield

As part of the town’s 300th Anniversary celebration, Sold, Made, & Grown in Litchfield examines some of the local businesses that helped shape Litchfield’s history, the town’s unique character, and the community’s shared memories.

As part of the town’s 300th Anniversary celebration, Sold, Made, & Grown in Litchfield examines some of the local businesses that helped shape Litchfield’s history, the town’s unique character, and the community’s shared memories.

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.

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.