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Calling all Homeowners and Preservationists!

Do you own (or want to own) a historic property? Please join the Litchfield Historical Society and preservation experts from around the state for this preservation workshop on February 7. You will learn tips and techniques for historic research and chat with experts in the field of architectural history and preservation. Speakers will include architectural historian Rachel Carley, Helen Higgins from the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, and Mary Dunne, the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Connecticut. Click here for more information!

Lectures Continue in 2015!
Resolve to learn more about history in 2015! The Historical Society continues its monthly lecture series on February 22 with a talk by Thomas Denenberg, the director of the Shelburn Museum. Mr. Denenberg will speak on The Colonial Revival as Collective Memory and Consumer Culture.

Upcoming Lectures
March 22: Karen DePauw, Fashion during Connecticut's Colonial Revival
April 19: Susan Campbell, Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

Museums Reopen on Saturday, April 18!
The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School will reopen to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit on woman suffrage Ballots for Both: The Fight for Equal Voting Rights.

Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town
by Rachel Carley

The first history of Litchfield to be published in nearly 100 years is award-winning!! It's honors include the Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards; Historic New England 2012 Annual Book Prize; the 2012 Linley Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History; and Best in Category at the 55th Annual New England Book Show. This lively portrait of the town is sumptuously illustrated with rarely seen maps, photographs, and paintings.

Architectural historian, preservation consultant, and local resident Rachel Carley engages readers with an expansive view of the town's rich heritage through its buildings and landscapes in Litchfield Village, Bantam, Northfield, Milton, and South Farms.

For more information and to order the book, call 860-567-4501 or go to the Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town page.

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American Girl Mystery Club: Part I
January 28, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

Tape Loom Weaving Class with Reggie Delarm
January 31, 2015
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Valentines Workshop for Kids and Families
February 7, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Preservation Workshop: Historic Properties and Landmarks
February 7, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

American Girl Mystery Club: Part II
February 11, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

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