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Sun Oct 25
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

Mon Oct 26
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

Tue Oct 27
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

  • ** Sold Out** Lantern Tour: Stories to Keep You Up at Night

    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location: Litchfield History Museum

    This tour is sold out. Please email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org to be put on a waiting list should spots open up!    

    Time: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27th

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members

    Registration Required: Email or Online

    As a special Halloween-inspired tour, we will explore the dark and scandalous side of Litchfield’s history. The Litchfield Historical Society will provide lanterns for attendees.

    **The content of this tour is dark and may not be suitable for children. Some of these very real stories may actually keep adults up at night!**

    To protect the safety of attendees and to eliminate overcrowding, we are limited the number of attendees. Attendees are required to wear a mask, to stay with their family groups, and to stay at least six feet from other groups. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.  

Wed Oct 28
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

Thu Oct 29
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

Fri Oct 30
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

  • Jack-o-Lanterns in the Meadow

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

    Light up the Meadow with Your Jack-o’-Lantern!  

    Ready to celebrate Halloween? Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins to the Litchfield Historical Society’s Tapping Reeve Meadow on Friday, October 30th to take part in a gathering of jack-o’-lanterns on Friday and Saturday nights. Everyone is invited to visit the Meadow to see the pumpkins as well as Scarecrows on display. We will be providing lights and the jack-o’-lanterns will be lite up on Friday and Saturday nights. The pumpkins can be picked up (or added to our compost) on Sunday. It will be spooky, silly, and socially distant Halloween fun!   

    This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. To protect the safety of our community, visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and stay at least six feet from others. Visitors who are sick or exposed to someone who is sick are asked not to come.  For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The Tapping Reeve Meadow is located at 82 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. 

Sat Oct 31
  • Scarecrows in the Meadow

    Time: 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
    Location: 82 South St, Litchfield, CT 06759, USA

    The Litchfield Historical Society is excited to announce Scarecrows in the Meadow, a socially distanced community event for families to celebrate the end of the harvest season!

    From October 17th-October 31st,visitors are invited to walk through the display of scarecrows and vote on their favorite while enjoying self-guided fall crafts and games.  The scarecrows will be on display in Tapping Reeve Meadow, which is open dawn to dusk and free to all. 

    Families, businesses, and organizations are invited to participate and show their community spirit by decorating a scarecrow to display in the Tapping Reeve Meadow.  Participants are encouraged to let their creativity shine! Framing materials will be provided. For details and to sign-up to decorate a scarecrow, visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/scarecrows/

    Visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and to stay at least six feet from others. 

  • Jack-o-Lanterns in the Meadow

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

    Light up the Meadow with Your Jack-o’-Lantern!  

    Ready to celebrate Halloween? Bring your carved or decorated pumpkins to the Litchfield Historical Society’s Tapping Reeve Meadow on Friday, October 30th to take part in a gathering of jack-o’-lanterns on Friday and Saturday nights. Everyone is invited to visit the Meadow to see the pumpkins as well as Scarecrows on display. We will be providing lights and the jack-o’-lanterns will be lite up on Friday and Saturday nights. The pumpkins can be picked up (or added to our compost) on Sunday. It will be spooky, silly, and socially distant Halloween fun!   

    This event is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. To protect the safety of our community, visitors to the Tapping Reeve Meadow are required to wear a mask and stay at least six feet from others. Visitors who are sick or exposed to someone who is sick are asked not to come.  For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. The Tapping Reeve Meadow is located at 82 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. 

  • ** Sold Out ** Walking Tour: Stories to Keep You Up at Night

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: Litchfield History Museum

    This tour is sold out. Please email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org to be put on a waiting list should spots open up!  

    Time: 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27th

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    Fee: Members Free; $5 Non-members

    Registration Required: Email or Online

    As a special Halloween-inspired tour, we will explore the dark and scandalous side of Litchfield’s history.

    **The content of this tour is dark and may not be suitable for children. Some of these very real stories may actually keep adults up at night!**

    To protect the safety of attendees and to eliminate overcrowding, we are limited the number of attendees. Attendees are required to wear a mask, to stay with their family groups, and to stay at least six feet from other groups. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.

Thu Nov 12
  • Exploring Women's Suffrage with Author Jessica Jenkins

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

    Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2020 

    Time: 6:00 p.m. 

    Location: Online via Zoom 

    To register, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org 

    From hunger strikes to massive parades,the American women’s suffrage movement grabbed the attention of citizens andpoliticians around the United States. Today, countless museums, libraries,universities, and historic sites care for the objects and places that tell thestory of suffrage. From posters and lapel buttons, to luncheonette plates andbanners, the history of the movement is embodied in a wide variety of artifactsthat have stood the test of time. Jenkins will share some of the stories and what went intopulling together this volume commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19thAmendment.

     JessicaD. Jenkins has worked in museums and cultural institutions for more than adecade, specializing in collection and exhibition curation. After receiving a Bachelorof Arts in history at Quincy University (Quincy, IL), she received a Master of Artsin public history from Central Connecticut State University. As a graduatestudent Jessica undertook the study of the women’s suffrage movement,continuing to deepen her knowledge and study of the subject since. Her previous publications on the topic include articles for thejournal Connecticut History and the magazine Connecticut Explored. In2015, Jenkins curated the Litchfield Historical Society exhibit, Ballots for Both: The Fight for Equal Voting Rights. In her current role as vice president of collections andstorytelling for Minnetrista (Muncie, Indiana), Jessica leads the team charged withcaring for the institution’s museum collection and archives. She also overseesthe museum’s exhibition program.  

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