Event Calendar

Tue Mar 5
  • Knit Nights: Social Knitting Group with Alexandra Herst

     

    Every other Tuesday

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    FREE

    Registration not required

    Join us for a bi-weekly knitting & crafting social meetup at the Litchfield Historical Society, where you can meet other knitters, get your questions answered about tricky patterns, and expand your knowledge. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn to knit! Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow crafters. It's a great place to roundtable your ideas and workshop any hiccups you might be encountering in your project.
     
    Hosted by Alexandra Herst, a local knitting & crafting enthusiast, is a deep believer in the capability of anyone to master the complexities of knitting, she takes the approach of empowering beginners through education to further their skills and encourage their creativity!

     

Wed Mar 6
  • More than Just History Trivia Night at the Litchfield Distillery

     


    Date: Wednesday, March 6th

    Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Litchfield Distillery (569 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759)

    Cost: $15 for Members | $20 for non-Members

    Registration Required

    Back by popular demand! You don’t need to be a history expert or Litchfield native to win this quiz-style game night! On Wednesday, March 6th, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. the Litchfield Historical Society will be hosting a trivia night at the Litchfield Distillery. With unusual category topics and bonus intermission challenges, this trivia night will challenge and delight!  

    Teams of up to 6 people. Drinks and small bites provided.  

Thu Mar 7
  • The Forum of Litchfield County Lecture - Music, Masks, Myths and Merriment: A Magical Theater Experience

     

    Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) Free for Forum or LHS Members | $10 for non-Members This participatory theater workshop will engage participants in a sampling of simple theater games, songs and creative movement. Elias, with her Native American drum and flute will get everyone up on their feet and having fun! Together, we’ll celebrate together the power of words, sounds , voices and our never ending imaginations! Leslie Elias, artistic director of Grumbling Gryphons , an award-winning educational children’s theater, is a playwright, actress, storyteller and theater director who has been teaching drama in schools and public venues for 46 years. She is the 2023 recipient of the Connecticut Artist Fellowship Award and the 2018 Connecticut Arts Hero Award . In 2018 she additionally won the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council Culture Max Award for Arts Educator. Leslie has been delighting audiences with drama, movement, music and storytelling workshops and performances. Her participatory style engages all on a magical journey full of heroes, tricksters, and our never- ending imaginations!

Fri Mar 15
  • LHS Offices Closed

     

    LHS Staff Offices and the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library will be closed Friday, March 15th for a staff professional development day. We will be back in the office on Monday the 18th!

Sun Mar 17
  • Talking Women: A Conversation about Women in the Western Reserve

     


    Date: Sunday, March 17th

    Time: 3:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street) and Online via Zoom

    Cost: Free, donations accepted.

    Registration Requested for In-Person Attendees

    Registration Required via Zoom

    In researching the exhibit on the Connecticut Western Reserve, the Litchfield Historical Society staff were captivated by the stories of women who migrated to Ohio, often told through their own words in letters and diaries. Join us on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m. for a candid conversation between the Litchfield Historical Society’s Curator, Alex Dubois; Archivist, Linda Hocking; and Educator, Kate Zullo, as they discuss the aspects of these stories that interested them, the experiences they connected with, and the questions they still have about the lives of these women. 

    This lecture is part of the series, Migration and Removal: Documenting the Historically Underrepresented Voices of Westward Expansion. The program series explores the experiences of women, free and enslaved African Americans, and Indigenous peoples during the period of Westward Expansion. To accommodate audiences in Connecticut, Ohio, and beyond, this lecture is being hosted in person at the Litchfield Historical Society and simultaneously online via Zoom.

    This program series is made possible through the generous support of the family of John Mayher. 

Tue Mar 19
  • Knit Nights: Social Knitting Group with Alexandra Herst

     

    Every other Tuesday

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    FREE

    Registration not required

    Join us for a bi-weekly knitting & crafting social meetup at the Litchfield Historical Society, where you can meet other knitters, get your questions answered about tricky patterns, and expand your knowledge. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn to knit! Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow crafters. It's a great place to roundtable your ideas and workshop any hiccups you might be encountering in your project.
     
    Hosted by Alexandra Herst, a local knitting & crafting enthusiast, is a deep believer in the capability of anyone to master the complexities of knitting, she takes the approach of empowering beginners through education to further their skills and encourage their creativity!

     

Thu Mar 21
  • Members Only Tour of LHS Collections Storage

     

    Date: Thursday, March 21st

    Time: 5:30 p.m.

    Location: The Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School (82 South Street)

    FREE for LHS Members Only

    Registration Required - Space is Limited

    Members are invited for an exclusive tour of Litchfield Historical Society collections on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. Meet us at the Tapping Reeve House and Litchfield Law School (82 South Street) for a behind the scenes tour with Curator Alex Dubois.
     
    Free for members! Space is limited! If space runs out, email skunic@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org to be notified of an additional date.

Tue Apr 2
  • Knit Nights: Social Knitting Group with Alexandra Herst

     

    Every other Tuesday

    Time: 7:00 p.m.

    Location: The Litchfield History Museum (7 South Street)

    FREE

    Registration not required

    Join us for a bi-weekly knitting & crafting social meetup at the Litchfield Historical Society, where you can meet other knitters, get your questions answered about tricky patterns, and expand your knowledge. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn to knit! Bring a project to work on and enjoy the company of your fellow crafters. It's a great place to roundtable your ideas and workshop any hiccups you might be encountering in your project.
     
    Hosted by Alexandra Herst, a local knitting & crafting enthusiast, is a deep believer in the capability of anyone to master the complexities of knitting, she takes the approach of empowering beginners through education to further their skills and encourage their creativity!