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Sat Apr 27
  • Lecture: A Community during the Great Migration with Professor Maurizio Ridolfi

    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    In the thirty years between 1896 and 1926, 70% of the emigrants from the small town of Meldola, Italy coming to the United States settled in Litchfield. Join us for a very special lecture with Maurizio Ridolfi, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of the Tuscia and author of A community during the “Great Migration.” Meldola-Litchfield, Romagna-Connecticut, Italy-United States. Una storia transnazionale / A transnational story and colleagues and Dr. Blair Bertaccini and Dr. Piero Marcovigi. This work has pulled togeher archival and printed sources, photographs and private correspondence, and official statistics to create a register of an emigrant community. This touching public history project focus on stories of long-lost family groups and the work to reunite them through a a Digital Transnational Archive of Italo-American emigration

Sat May 4
  • Walking Tour: Architecture in Litchfield

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Age(s): All Ages
    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online 

    Back by popular demand! Join an education staff member for a walk exploring Litchfield's architecture on Saturday, May 4th at 10 a.m. The history and stories of old Litchfield are preserved in the architecture of the town. Learn about the lives of past residents and how they are reflected in their architectural decisions. The walk will begin at the Litchfield Historical Society and lasts approximately 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Walking tours are free for members and $5 for non-members.

Sat May 18
  • Walking Tour: Artists in Litchfield

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Age(s): All Ages
    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online 

    Join an educator on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. for a tour of Litchfield’s town center through the words, sketches, paintings, and photographs of artists. See how they saw Litchfield and expressed it through their artistic work. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. Each walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour. Free for members and $5 for non-members.

  • Art Fundraiser: Litchfield at 300

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Tickets: $35 advanced purchase; $45 at the door
    Purchase online here. 

    You can also mail a check, payable to the Litchfield Historical Society to 
    P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, CT 06759 or call (860) 567-4501 to purchase over the phone. 

    Celebrate 300 years of Litchfield's history with the Litchfield Historical Society's Art Show Fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. Artwork from area artists will be up for auction starting at $50. The art is inspired by Litchfield's 300th Anniversary and is 6x6" or smaller. Art of all mediums-photography, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking, printing, etc. will be part of the show. Interested in donating a piece of your work for the show? Contact us to learn more! 

     Proceeds for the event benefit the education mission.