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Litchfield Historical Society
Taking a walk through Litchfield’s center you can’t help but notice the businesses lining West Street. Brightly colored window displays catch your eye. Perhaps you smell lunch being served in a nearby restaurant. To distinguish themselves from each other, each business has a sign hanging outside the door.
Are you interested in how the War of 1812 affected the residents of Litchfield? Would you like to learn more about this oft-forgotten war? On October 10, 17, and 24 at 11:00 am, join history professor Steve McGrath and former English teacher Jerry Geci at the Litchfield History Museum for a three-week long class on the War of 1812 and the formation of the national identity.
Come by the Litchfield History Museum on Thursday, October 5 at 2:00 pm and meet Elizabeth Keckly, a revolutionary nineteenth-century woman! Storyteller Tammy Denease will recreate Keckly’s life as a strong businesswoman, writer, and social activist. This program will also include games, a look into the Historical Society’s archives, and a Lincoln cake.
On Sunday, August 5 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, join Rachel Carley, author of Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town, on a bus tour of Litchfield’s historic greens. Why does Litchfield have not one, but three greens: the center village common, established c. 1718, and the Northfield and Milton greens, laid out after the Revolutionary War? Explore the meaning of these fascinating artifacts of Connecticut town planning through this unique and in-depth tour.
Beginning on Sunday, June 24 at 3 pm, the Litchfield Historical Society will launch Summer Serenades, its new outdoor concert series. The Historical Society welcomes concertgoers to take in (and dance to) the lively and historical music of local bands and songwriters and enjoy summertime refreshments. Admission for these concerts is $5 for individuals and $10 for families. All concerts take place on the Tapping Reeve House lawn, unless otherwise noted.
On Thursday, May 3 from 3:30–5:00 pm, the Litchfield Historical Society will hold a program on the Tapping Reeve House lawn for children 6 and up that will explore the life of Aaron Burr and learn about his historic duel with Alexander Hamilton.
On Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm, teacher and historian Peter Vermilyea will discuss Litchfield County’s Wadhams family and their Civil War legacy in a lecture at the Litchfield History Museum.
The Litchfield Historical Society’s Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library is elated to announce the recent acquisition of a significant collection of business records created by Elijah Boardman (1760–1823).