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Winter Hours
Please note, the Litchfield Historical Society is operating on winter hours. The Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School exhibits are closed until April 22, 2017. The offices and shop are open all year: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Research Library is open all year: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Art Fundraiser
Join us on Friday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m. for our art show fundraiser Miniature Marvels. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Lecture and Book Discussion
Join us on Sunday, March 26 at 3 p.m. for a lecture and accompanying 2-part book discussion on the Fourteenth Amendment. View the event flyer here.

Exhibits Opening in April 2017
Visit our newest exhibit, Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy. Learn more about the exhibit opening and the Litchfield Female Academy here. Come back to see our exhibit, America’s Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield. Click here for more information.

Museums Free to All!
In our continuing efforts to better serve the Litchfield community we were pleased to once again offer free admission to the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School in 2017. Participate in our shared history! Free admission generously sponsored by Ericson Insurance Advisors

Digitization Project for the 300th Anniversary
Learn more here about how the Historical Society is preparing for the town's 300th Anniversary in 2019 and how you can be involved! Special thank-you to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the CT State Library for their support.

Tapping Reeve House Landscape Project
The Historical Society has re-imagined the six acre Tapping Reeve site as a community resource with landscape elements that would have been found in Litchfield from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Learn more about the project click here.

Electoral College Lecture
n case you missed the Electoral College lecture on Sunday, February 19 presented with the League of Women Voters of Litchfield County we have a video recording of the event. View the video here.

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Book Discussion: The Fourteenth Amendment PART I
April 4, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30

Young Historians Book Club: The John Hancock Club
April 5, 2017
Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Lecture: Tallmadge Fact and Fiction
April 9, 2017
Time: 3:00pm

Book Discussion: The Fourteenth Amendment PART II
April 18, 2017
Time: 5:30-6:30

Annual Meeting and Exhibit Opening
April 21, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. meeting starts; 6:30 p.m. exhibit opening begins

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