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Litchfield State of Mind

Join us for our spring art fundraiser on Friday, May 29! The art of many local artists will be up for both silent and live auction. For more information about this event, and for a list of participating artists, click here.

History Bites Returns

History Bites, the annual lunchtime lecture series, returns this April with talks at 10 institutions around northwestern Connecticut. This year's theme is "A Closer Look," so please join us to get a deeper understanding of a person, a museum collection, or even the museum itself. View the whole History Bites schedule here.

Lectures Continue in 2015!

Resolve to learn more about history in 2015! The Historical Society continues its monthly lecture series on May 17with a talk by Lucia McMahon on her book Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early Republic.

Upcoming Lectures

May 31: Dione Longley and Buck Zaidel, Heroes for All Time: Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Tell Their Stories
June 28: The Evolution of the East Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Immigration Symposium Coming Up!

On Monday, May 18, we will hold The New America: Discovering and Documenting the Immigrant Experience, a day-long symposium on immigrants and the complexities around creating exhibits on immigrant stories. See the symposium website here.

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 on woman suffrage Ballots for Both! The Fight for Equal Voting Rights.

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Walking Tour: South Street
May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 am

Homeschool Program: Explore Our Archives
May 11, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Free Family Day!
May 16, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

Walking Tour: West Street
May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 am

Lecture:Mere Equals--rescheduled from 2014
May 17, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm

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