Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield at 300
Preparing for the Anniversary of Litchfield in 2019
Kids on Superior Steps, July 4 1976 Bicentennial Parade
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Litchfield Historical Society
a Common Heritage Grant to launch its participation in the
town-wide 300th anniversary celebration.
1. Community Conversations: "Growing up in Litchfield"
Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Litchfield History Museum
Facilitator: Historian Rachel Carley
Residents are invited to participate in a larger discussion about what it was like growing up in Litchfield and explore how the town has changed over the years. Question prompts will help lead the discussion.
Open to the public. Free. Kindly R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, May 9.
Email email@example.com or call (860) 567-4501
2. Town-wide Digitization Day
Sunday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Litchfield History Museum
Staff from The Connecticut State Library will help community members digitize their photos, documents, textiles, and other Litchfield-related artifacts to further our research and understanding of the town's history for the 300th anniversary. Litchfield encompasses the center village, Bantam, Northfield, Milton, East Litchfield, and Morris/South Farms (pre-1856) and the Historical Society seeks to document all areas of town. The Society will retain a copy of the digital file for use in research, publicity, exhibits, and programming and inclusion in the Connecticut Digital Archive. Most items will be returned to everyone in the same day and participants will also receive a copy of the digital file. Audio files for digitization will take several days before being returned by a mutually agreed upon date to owner. Tips and tricks for caring for your items will also be shared by the curator and archivist. Open to the public. Free.
Have questions about the events or unable to attend? Want to check if your item(s) can be digitized?
Call the Historical Society at (860) 567-4501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also contact the archivist or curator with questions or to make alternate arrangements.
3. A second community roundtable will be held in 2018 to discuss farming in Litchfield County.
Stay tuned for more details about this and other events held in conjunction with the town's 300th anniversary.