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Wed Aug 4
  • Walking Tour - Sold, Made, and Grown in Litchfield

     

    Time: 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4th 

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $10 Non-members

    Registration Required: Online

    Join on Wednesday, August 4th at 5:30 p.m. to discover how the community’s economy has grown and changed over time on tour of West Street, Litchfield's commercial heart. 

    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 $10 for non-members.

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Fri Aug 6
  • Summer S.T.E.A.M.

     

    Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Ages: 5+

    Cost: $7 per session or $20 for entire series

    Registration Required: Online

    History is full of scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians. Children ages five and up are invited to join the Tapping Reeve Meadow’s Garden Educator, Olivia, to explore these topics throughout history with a read-aloud and engaging, hands-on activities. Sign up by session or for the whole series!  

    To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  All supplies will be thoroughly cleaned regularly between uses. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be postponed.   

Sat Aug 7
  • Temperance and Intemperance in Litchfield - Walking Tour

     

    **Special Curator-Led Tour**

    Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $10 Non-members

    Registration Required: Online

    Join on Saturday, August 7th at 1:00 p.m. for a special, Curator-led tour of temperance in Litchfield. In this spirituous walking tour, visit the sites and learn about people who were involved in promoting or avoiding temperance.

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Mon Aug 9
  • Miss Kate in the Garden with Litchfield Park & Rec

     

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Grades 4-6

    Register with Litchfield Park & Recreation Department HERE

    Discover how students from the early 1800s combined the creation of art with the study of history and botany, Each day, Miss Kate, Head of Education for the Litchfield Historical Society, will share a piece of artwork created by a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. After exploring the botanical and historical context, participants will create their own inspired artworks!

Tue Aug 10
  • Miss Kate in the Garden with Litchfield Park & Rec

     

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Grades 4-6

    Register with Litchfield Park & Recreation Department HERE

    Discover how students from the early 1800s combined the creation of art with the study of history and botany, Each day, Miss Kate, Head of Education for the Litchfield Historical Society, will share a piece of artwork created by a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. After exploring the botanical and historical context, participants will create their own inspired artworks!

  • Wonders of The Garden: A Spanish-English Story Time!

     

    Time: 10 a.m.

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Cost: Free 

    Registration Required

    Join us for an interactive garden-themed story time in English and Spanish with KidsPlay volunteers, Humphry Rolleston and Carmen Neale. We will explore the natural history of the garden and learn about agriculture in New England at the Tapping Reeve Meadow in Litchfield. Each week will feature a different topic including rocks and soil, pollinators and other garden helpers, traditional garden plants, and textile crops with hands-on STEM activities and story extenders that promote early literacy and language exploration.

    For outdoor events, we are asking visitors (ages 2+) to wear masks if they cannot maintain social distancing. Bringing a mask is advised for you and your child for any hands-on collaborative projects.

Wed Aug 11
  • Miss Kate in the Garden with Litchfield Park & Rec

     

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Grades 4-6

    Register with Litchfield Park & Recreation Department HERE

    Discover how students from the early 1800s combined the creation of art with the study of history and botany, Each day, Miss Kate, Head of Education for the Litchfield Historical Society, will share a piece of artwork created by a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. After exploring the botanical and historical context, participants will create their own inspired artworks!

Thu Aug 12
  • Miss Kate in the Garden with Litchfield Park & Rec

     

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Grades 4-6

    Register with Litchfield Park & Recreation Department HERE

    Discover how students from the early 1800s combined the creation of art with the study of history and botany, Each day, Miss Kate, Head of Education for the Litchfield Historical Society, will share a piece of artwork created by a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. After exploring the botanical and historical context, participants will create their own inspired artworks!

Fri Aug 13
  • Miss Kate in the Garden with Litchfield Park & Rec

     

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Grades 4-6

    Register with Litchfield Park & Recreation Department HERE

    Discover how students from the early 1800s combined the creation of art with the study of history and botany, Each day, Miss Kate, Head of Education for the Litchfield Historical Society, will share a piece of artwork created by a student at the Litchfield Female Academy. After exploring the botanical and historical context, participants will create their own inspired artworks!

  • Summer S.T.E.A.M.

     

    Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Ages: 5+

    Cost: $7 per session or $20 for entire series

    Registration Required: Online

    History is full of scientists, artists, engineers, and mathematicians. Children ages five and up are invited to join the Tapping Reeve Meadow’s Garden Educator, Olivia, to explore these topics throughout history with a read-aloud and engaging, hands-on activities. Sign up by session or for the whole series!  

    To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  All supplies will be thoroughly cleaned regularly between uses. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be postponed.   

Sat Aug 14
  • Weekly Walking Tour of Litchfield

     

    New Time!!

    Time: 1 pm to 2 pm

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $10 Non-members

    Registration Required: Online

    Follow in the footsteps of Litchfield’s most notable residents and learn how Litchfield came to be the beautiful, iconic New England town it is today. This one-hour walking tour introduces visitors to Litchfield's Historic District and highlights many parts of Litchfield history.

    New to the area? Have friends visiting for the weekend?
    This tour is the perfect way to "meet" Litchfield!

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Tue Aug 17
  • Community Week in the Meadow

     

    Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Cost: Free 

    Registration Opens August 1st

    Have you discovered all there is to do in the Tapping Reeve Meadow? Visit during our Free Community Week in the Garden to explore, create, and learn. Featuring:  

    • Colonial Crafts! From candle making to drying herbs, rotating colonial crafts everyday means there will always be something new to try! 

    • Painting, all day every day! Challenge yourself to closely observe nature and create artwork based on flower, insects, and more in the Meadow.   

    • Lawn Games! Our lawn games are always a favorite! Spend your afternoon playing a relaxing game croquet.  

    Registration is appreciated, but not required. To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

  • Bocce and Beer

     

    Every other Tuesday – June 22nd to August 17th

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South Street)

    Suggested donation $5 

    Unwind after work with Bocce and Beer in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Bring your favorite brew, bites, and bocce balls and enjoy a fun, casual evening of bocce with your friends. No referees, no courts - just fun!   

    Visitors are asked to wear a mask and to socially distance. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Wed Aug 18
  • Community Week in the Meadow

     

    Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Cost: Free 

    Registration Opens August 1st

    Have you discovered all there is to do in the Tapping Reeve Meadow? Visit during our Free Community Week in the Garden to explore, create, and learn. Featuring:  

    • Colonial Crafts! From candle making to drying herbs, rotating colonial crafts everyday means there will always be something new to try! 

    • Painting, all day every day! Challenge yourself to closely observe nature and create artwork based on flower, insects, and more in the Meadow.   

    • Lawn Games! Our lawn games are always a favorite! Spend your afternoon playing a relaxing game croquet.  

    Registration is appreciated, but not required. To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Thu Aug 19
  • Community Week in the Meadow

     

    Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Cost: Free 

    Registration Opens August 1st

    Have you discovered all there is to do in the Tapping Reeve Meadow? Visit during our Free Community Week in the Garden to explore, create, and learn. Featuring:  

    • Colonial Crafts! From candle making to drying herbs, rotating colonial crafts everyday means there will always be something new to try! 

    • Painting, all day every day! Challenge yourself to closely observe nature and create artwork based on flower, insects, and more in the Meadow.   

    • Lawn Games! Our lawn games are always a favorite! Spend your afternoon playing a relaxing game croquet.  

    Registration is appreciated, but not required. To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Fri Aug 20
  • Community Week in the Meadow

     

    Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: Tapping Reeve Meadow (82 South St) 

    Cost: Free 

    Registration Opens August 1st

    Have you discovered all there is to do in the Tapping Reeve Meadow? Visit during our Free Community Week in the Garden to explore, create, and learn. Featuring:  

    • Colonial Crafts! From candle making to drying herbs, rotating colonial crafts everyday means there will always be something new to try! 

    • Painting, all day every day! Challenge yourself to closely observe nature and create artwork based on flower, insects, and more in the Meadow.   

    • Lawn Games! Our lawn games are always a favorite! Spend your afternoon playing a relaxing game croquet.  

    Registration is appreciated, but not required. To ensure safe and successful participation duringchildren’s programs, we ask participants to wear a mask. We will incorporatefrequent distanced mask-free activities into all programs.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

  • Walking Tour - Evolution of the Litchfield Green

     

    Time: 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20th 

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $10 Non-members

    Registration Required: Online

    Join on Friday, August 20th at 12:00 p.m. for a unique look at the center of Litchfield. The Town Green used to be an area where animals grazed, people traveled, and surrounded a church. Today, it is a beautifully landscaped spot that hosts a variety of events. Learn on this tour how Litchfield's Town Green changed and developed through the years.

    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 $10 for non-members.

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm

Sun Aug 29
  • Walking Tour - Pioneers in Education: Sarah Pierce and Tapping Reeve

     

    Time: 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 29th 

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $10 Non-members

    Registration Required: Online

    Join on Sunday, August 29th at 2:00 p.m. to learn how pioneering education institutions, the Litchfield Female Academy and the Litchfield Law School, created America’s original co-ed college town 200 years ago and the lasting effect these schools had on the town and the country.  

    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 $10 for non-members.

    Walking Tours are sponsored by Berkshire Alarm