South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.
Do you own or want to own a historic property? Join the Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, February 7 from 9:30am to 12:00pm for a preservation workshop titled Historic Properties and Landmarks: What You Need to Know, Where and How to Find it. Participants will learn tips and techniques for historic research, understand the many preservation tools available to property owners, and hear best practices from experts in the field of architectural history and preservation. Presentations will be 30-45 minutes each. Rachel Carley, historic preservation consultant and Litchfield resident, will walk participants through the many resources for researching historic properties. Using a case study, she will explain how to use maps, photographs, oral histories, and more to tell a property's unique story. Helen Higgins, Executive Director of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will present an outline of the work the Trust does around the state and then discuss specific examples of Trust work in Litchfield County/Western Connecticut. The Connecticut Trust, chartered by the State of Connecticut 40 years ago as a non-profit organization, is a statutory partner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office and works in close partnership with that state office. Mary Dunne, the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Connecticut will discuss funding resources, State and National register designations and other activities of the State Historic Preservation Office. This workshop is made possible by generous grants from The Seherr-Thoss Foundation, The Litchfield Preservation Trust, and Connecticut Humanities. The workshop is free to all participants. Space is limited. Registration required. Please register by February 5.