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Sun Jan 24
  • Lecture: Supreme Court with Stephen McGrath

    Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Location:

    January 24, 2021 

    Time: 3:00 pm 

    Location: Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/99852883996 ) 

    Registration: Requested, but not required.

    Litchfield Historical Society and League of Women Votes of Litchfield Hills welcome Stephen McGrath for a lecture on the Supreme Court. Steve McGrath, retired Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, taught courses in American history and European revolutions.  Previously, he had been department head of History in the West Hartford and New Milford Public Schools. He is co-author of "The First Congregational Church of Woodbury, Connecticut: 350 Years of Faith, Fellowship, and Service."   

    McGrath has also published articles in The Connecticut History Review and the former Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin.  He has presented papers at the Association for the Study of Connecticut History, the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church Historical Society of Canada.   

    He and his wife were 18-year residents of Litchfield before their move to Avon in 2016. McGrath is past president of the Connecticut Committee for the Promotion of History and a past member of the Board of Trustees at the Litchfield Historical Society 

    The lecture will be presented over Zoom. Pre-registration is requested. To Register visit litchfieldhistoricalsociety.or or, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.  

    For more information about the Society or other programs and events, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org or call (860) 567-4501.  

Tue Feb 9
  • Historic Cemeteries Lecture Series: Restoring Gravestones with Randall Nelson

    Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Location:

    Date: February 9, 2021 

    Time: 6:00 pm 

    Location: Zoom https://zoom.us/j/93818786797 

    Registration Requested

    To register, email registraton@litchfieldhistoricalsoceity.org 

    The Litchfield Historical Society series of lectures on historic cemeteries continues with a look at preservation and restoration. Gravestone sculptor Randall Nelson will be speaking virtually on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 6:00pm with his talk on Restoring Gravestones.   

    With over 30 year of experience in the field of stonework, Randall Nelson will be sharing his vast knowledge and experience. Time and the environment have taken their toll on Connecticut’s historic cemeteries, leaving many gravestones unreadable, damaged, or broken.  Join us virtually as Nelson shares his process and examples of the work he has done to repair and preserve damaged gravestones. 

     The lecture will be presented over Zoom. Pre-registration is requested. To Register, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org