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.