South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-4501.
Join the Litchfield Historical Society in celebrating the release of its new book Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town on Friday, December 9 from 6:00–8:00 pm. Author Rachel Carley will be on hand for an introduction and signing of the book. Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town is the first history of Litchfield to be published in nearly 100 years. This lively book presents the history of the town through the buildings and landscapes of Litchfield Village, Bantam, Northfield, Milton, and South Farms. Beginning with the town's founding in 1715 and featuring chapters on the Revolutionary period, the Colonial Revival movement, and a strong legacy of twentieth-century modernist buildings, Litchfield makes a compelling case for preserving a remarkably rich cultural inheritance, while presenting a perceptive portrait of a Connecticut town whose story resonates far beyond its borders. Rachel Carley, a preservation consultant, architectural historian, and local resident, holds a masters degree in historic preservation from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. Her previous books include Building Greenwich, Architecture and Design, 1640 to the Present; The Visual Dictionary of American Domestic Architecture; Cuba: Four Hundred Years of Architectural Heritage; Cabin Fever; A Guide to Biltmore Estate; and Wilderness A to Z. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information about this or other events, or to register for this reception, please contact the Historical Society by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.