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Our exhibits and museums are closed for the season.
Check back in April to visit! Our offices and shop are open year-round, during the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The research library's hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to noon; 1-4 p.m.

On view through November 26, 2017
Visit our newest exhibit, Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy. Learn more about the exhibit opening and the Litchfield Female Academy here. Come back to see our exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Click here for more information.

Museums Free to All!
In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we were pleased to once again offer free admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School in 2017. Participate in our shared history! Free admission generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors

Litchfield at 300!
Learn more here about how the Historical Society is preparing for the town's 300th Anniversary in 2019 and how you can be involved! Special thank-you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CT State Library for their support.

Tapping Reeve House Landscape Project
The Historical Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found in Litchfield from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Learn more about the project click here.

Electoral College Lecture
In case you missed the Electoral College lecture on Sunday, February 19 presented with the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County we have a video recording of the event. View the video here.

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Minds in Motion
April 7, 2018
Time: 12:00-4:00

Crafternoons: Colonial Games
April 12, 2018
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting
April 13, 2018
Time: 5:00pm meeting starts

Exhibit Opening
April 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Museums Open to the Public
April 14, 2018
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm

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