Street Address
7 South Street
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
Mailing Address
The Litchfield Historical Society
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 06759
Admissions
All fees include admission to both the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School.
Adults - $5
Members Children under 14 and Law Students- Free.
Seniors and Students - $3.
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Ms. Catherine Fields, Executive Director
Jessica Jenkins, Curator of Collections

Description

The Litchfield History Museum invites visitors to explore the evolution of a small New England town. Furniture, historic clothing, household objects and paintings reveal Litchfield's history from its earliest European settlement to the present day. The museum's seven galleries highlight family life and work during the fifty years after the American Revolution, a time when Litchfield was a bustling commercial, political, and educational center. Hands-on areas help visitors discover the town's past.
Tapping Reeve House & Law School takes visitors on a journey through the life of a real student from the early 19th century. Through role-playing, hands-on areas, and interpretive exhibits, each visitor explores timeless issues of travel, communication, education, and community.
Visitors meet the students as they watch the introductory video Coming to Litchfield. They discover the students' stories as they try on clothes that a student might have worn, make decisions about what supplies to buy, and vote on issues of the day.

History

The Litchfield Historical Scoiety has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Litchfield Connecticut since 1856. The Society operates the Litchfield history museum, The Tapping Reeve House and LAw School and the Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Research Library.

Artifacts Collections

LITCHFIELD'S ALMOST 300 years of growth and change are reflected through its permanent collection, which contains material related to local families, homes, businesses and institutions. Objects in the Society's collection include furniture, paintings, textiles, toys, ceramics, trade signs, and other fine and decorative arts. The collection includes objects that date from the founding of the town in 1719 to the present day.

Educational Programs

The Litchfield Historical Scoiety offers a variety of tours and programs for schoo age and adult groups. Please check oor web site or contact the education coordinator for more information.

    Governance

    Private non-profit

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible