Looking for some historical adventures this summer? The Litchfield Historical Society will hold two exciting week-long experiences for children during this summer season.

From July 22 to July 26, children ages 7 and up are welcome to join us for Adventures in Early America. From 9:30 am to 12:30 pm each day, participants will explore what life was like in early America. We will learn about Litchfield’s earliest residents, dress up in period clothing, play colonial games, participate in an 1820s classroom, explore the town’s unique architecture, examine objects from our collection that were used at that time, and try our hand at the daily activities of these early residents. The fee for the week is $60 for members of the Historical Society and $100 for non-members.

Our popular Civil War Experience will return from August 12 through 16. From 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, each day will focus on different aspects of the Civil War. Students will assume the identities of students that studied and lived in Litchfield. During the class they will explore our new Civil War exhibition, The Hour of Conflict; learn about a day in the life of a soldier; make hardtack; dance the Virginia Reel; and investigate photography of the time period. Reenactors of the 2nd CT Heavy Artillery will engage the students in drilling exercises and learning experiences at the end of the week. The Civil War Experience is open to children ages 8 and up and is $65 for members and $105 for non-members.

The registration date for these camps is Friday, July 12. The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South Street in Litchfield, CT. For more information about these or other programs or to register for these camps, please call (860) 567-4501 or see www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.