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The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield

Now open to the public, the Litchfield Historical Society’s exhibition House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield highlights the Society’s collection of original 1916 and 1918 house of Worth watercolor on paper fashion sketches. Join the Litchfield Historical Society in exploring the house of Worth, Litchfield’s trendsetters, and the changing face of fashion during the 1910s. The accompanying exhibition catalog, House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916–1918, published by Dover Publications, will feature beautiful full color plates of all 125 original sketches from the Society’s collection along with accompanying essays. Read more about the exhibit and book here.

October is American Archives Month!

The Historical Society has some great October programming coming up to celebrate American Archives Month! From lectures, to genealogy workshops, to homeschool programs, we will have a program for you! See October's calendar for more information.

Save the Date! Lobster and Libations!

Join us for our annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, November 7! From 6:00-8:00 pm, enjoy lobster and a raw bar, sample bourbon from the Litchfield Distillery, and listen to music by the Western Lands Trio!

Call to the Public for Litchfield Sports Objects and Images!

The Historical Society needs your help with their 2016 exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Sports and leisure play an important role in our lives today, just as it did for our ancestors. Whether you won the Litchfield road race in 1980, your grandfather belonged to the bicycle club in Northfield, your uncle played for the East Litchfield baseball team, or your very distant relatives enjoyed sleighing with the young ladies of the Female Academy we want to hear from you! Click here for more information.

Museums Open to the Public

The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School reopened to the public on Saturday, April 18. Stop by and see our new exhibit The House of Worth: Dressing Litchfield.

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Archives Month Lunchtime Talk: Deborah Child
October 5, 2015
Time: 12:00pm

Do You Know Who Your Ancestors Are? An Introduction to Genealogy
October 7, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

Offices Closed for Columbus Day
October 12, 2015

Homeschool Program: Exploring Our Archives, Week 1
October 13, 2015
Time: 9:30-11:30am

Note to Researchers
October 13, 2015
Time: 9:30-11:30am

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