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Fri Nov 15
  • Library Closed for Symposium

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location:

    The Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library will be closed today as we hold our Symposium: By the Force of its Own Merits

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

    Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Fee: $35 members; $45 non-members; $25 students
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    “By the Force of its Own Merits” is a one-day symposium 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. A diverse slate of presenters will discuss the structure and curriculum of the Academy, illuminate its role in the development of educational and social opportunities for women, and speak to the school’s legacy and relevancy within current scholarship.

    For more information or to register, visit litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/symposium

Sun Nov 24
  • Lecture: Feet on the Ground at the Border with Mary Alice McCabe

    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    Registration Requested: Email or Online

    The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County and the Litchfield Historical Society invite you to a talk entitled “Feet on the Ground at the Border”, as Mary Alice McCabe, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, shares her experience working with immigrants at the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas and with asylum seekers waiting on the Brownsville-Matamoros Bridge. McCabe is a Connecticut native but has spent more than half of her life working with rural communities in Latin America and is the author of History in Our Hands and Our Struggle was the Sacred Struggle.
    The talk will be followed by a reception hosted by the League of Women Voters. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thu Nov 28
Fri Nov 29
Sun Dec 1
  • Last Day to View Exhibits

    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    This is your last day to view the exhibits until April 2020! We close the doors for the winter, but you can still visit us for research, programs, and gift shop.

  • Litchfield's Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting

    Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Location: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    This wonderful tradition marks the start of the holiday season for Litchfield! In addition to getting your holiday shopping started, here are some of the fun, interactive activities going on around the Litchfield Green from 2:30 - 4:30 PM, including ornament making at the Historical Society:

    ORNAMENT & GIFT BAG MAKING: Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South Street
    • HORSE & BUGGY RIDES by Bunnell Farm, starting at Union Savings Bank, 13 North Street
    MEET SANTA: and get a free gift at Union Savings Bank, 13 North Street
    GINGERBREAD COOKIE DECORATING: First Congregational Church, 21 Torrington Road
    PETTING ZOO: by Wamogo FAA on the Green
    CAROLING: begins at 4:00 PM at Murphy's Pharmacy and will wander through the area, ending up at the tree lighting ceremony
    TREE LIGHTING: one lucky boy or girl will be selected as the guest of honor to help Santa light the Litchfield Green Christmas tree at 5:00 PM

Fri Dec 6
  • Lantern Tour of Litchfield History

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

    Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    Bundle up for a special Holiday-themed “lantern” tour. We will explore Litchfield’s history with a nighttime stroll of the town’s historic district and warm up at the museum afterward with a historically-inspired cocktail and cookies.  Cocktails for guests 21 and over

    Wear comfortable walking shoes and outdoor clothing.

Tue Dec 10
  • Lantern Tour of Litchfield History

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

    Fee: $15 members; $20 non-members
    Registration Required: Email or Online

    Bundle up for a special Holiday-themed “lantern” tour. We will explore Litchfield’s history with a nighttime stroll of the town’s historic district and warm up at the museum afterward with a historically-inspired cocktail and cookies. Cocktails for guests 21 and over

    Wear comfortable walking shoes and  outdoor clothing.