Litchfield Historical Society

The Litchfield Historical Society was founded in 1874 and is the oldest historical society in the state of Connecticut. The LHS operates two museum sites, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House and Law Office. The Litchfield History Museum is home to a collection of over 35,000 items including paintings, furniture, costumes, tools, and toys. The Tapping Reeve House and Law Office is the only remaining building in Litchfield associated with the American Revolution. The LHS also offers educational programs for students of all ages. For more information on the Litchfield Historical Society or to visit one of their museums, please visit