Due to the popularity of AMC’s show TURN: Washington’s Spies, Benjamin Tallmadge has become more famous. However, not everything viewers see on this show is accurate. On Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. The Litchfield Historical Society invites you to decipher the facts and fictions of the show, with the help of Rachel Smith, from the Office of the Connecticut State Historian at the University of Connecticut. Please note: this lecture is rescheduled from September 2016.

   Smith manages the “TURN to a Historian” blog, which is for people searching for historically-accurate information and analysis about the show and its cast of characters. She also serves as a historical consultant and as an administrative editor for Common-place, an online academic journal of Early American History.

  On view at the Litchfield History Museum are various Tallmadge family portraits, which will be accessible before and after the lecture.

   Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. To register, call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org. For more information about this or other programs, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

   The Litchfield Historical Society is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT. The museum exhibits reopen in April 2017. In an effort to better serve our community, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School offer free admission for all. Participate in our shared history. Free admission for 2017 is underwritten with generous support from Ericson Insurance Advisors