CollectionSpace Is Live! Search the Collection Online!
The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the launch of Collection Space, a new online searchable database that makes information about items held in the museum collection visible to the public. Only a small percentage of the museum’s rich collection can be on display in the museum at one time. Through the keyword and advanced search functions, users can search through thousands of objects from the Litchfield Historical Society collection, including clothing, furniture, needlework, paintings, prints, drawings, household objects, and more. This 6,000 item database represents a third of our total collection, so please be sure to check back in often! Staff is adding new records and additional information every day. If you have any questions, contact the Curator of Collections at 860-567-4501 or email@example.com
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle
This program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history. The Litchfield Historical Society is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement. The powerful documentaries, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story will be shown in clips and a discussion will be lead by local humanities scholars. Click here for dates, times and location.
Connecticut's Cultural Treasures Video
The Litchfield Historical Society worked with Connecticut Public Television to produce a video for their Connecticut's Cultural Treasures series. It concisely explains Litchfield's history and the Society's work to preserve it. You can now watch it at our Web site on the "about" page.
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.
For more information and to order the book, go to the Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town page.
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December 23, 2013