The My Country Blog

Dive deeper into Litchfield’s history with blog posts by the Litchfield Historical Society Staff and Volunteers

Dive deeper into Litchfield’s history with blog posts by the Litchfield Historical Society Staff and Volunteers

Wing It with The Litchfield Historical Society

The Litchfield Historical Society is thrilled to present our 2020 Spring Fundraiser! This year, we asked some of your favorite local artists to transform Bluebird and Bat Houses into unique works of art. And they did! With sweeping landscapes, bright colors, inspired techniques, and more, our artists delivered! Thank you artists! But the most important thing has … Continue reading “Wing It with The Litchfield Historical Society”

Secrets of the Spy Master: Decoding the Tallmadge Story

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for a month of talks, videos, activities, and more examining Litchfield’s own Benjamin Tallmadge, the spy master for George Washington.

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for a month of talks, videos, activities, and more examining Litchfield’s own Benjamin Tallmadge, the spy master for George Washington.

Documenting Coronavirus in Litchfield

The Litchfield Historical Society needs your help. Recognizing that this is a unique moment in history, we would like to document the effect of the Coronavirus on our community. For many years, researchers have visited us to learn about the Revolutionary War, the Litchfield Law School and other significant events, people and places in Litchfield’s history. … Continue reading “Documenting Coronavirus in Litchfield”

Antiquarian to Accredited

Antiquarian to Accredited also explores the individual stories surrounding the objects and papers in our collection. From the unique viewpoints of our staff, board members, volunteers, and other guest contributors, the labels are written in a conversational tone to best express their personal interest in the object. Visitors will be encouraged to share their own favorite experience or object in the museum.

Antiquarian to Accredited also explores the individual stories surrounding the objects and papers in our collection. From the unique viewpoints of our staff, board members, volunteers, and other guest contributors, the labels are written in a conversational tone to best express their personal interest in the object. Visitors will be encouraged to share their own favorite experience or object in the museum.

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.