Architecture Walking Tours and more @ Litchfield Historical Society

On April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, kids are invited to learn about Litchfield’s architecture on foot!

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The Litchfield Historical Society is inviting kids to walk around some of the town’s most historic buildings and sketch some of the architectural features. The Historical Society will hold two sessions of a walking tour that focuses on some of the town’s most historic buildings.

The first session will take place on Wednesday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Another session will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For ages 8-15. $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. Register online, call (860) 567-4501 or email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

On April 22 the society is hosting a guided tour of the Tapping Reeve House and Law School at 1:30 p.m. Learn about the first law school established in America and about the students and social life of the school. This is an interactive tour that is fun for young and old alike.

If you like baseball, don’t miss the lecture at 3 p.m. on April 24 on Louis Fenn Wadsworth that grew up in in Litchfield, and graduated from Hartford’s Washington College (today’s Trinity). He is the least known of baseball’s true fathers (apart from the false claims made for several others including Abner Doubleday and Alexander Cartwright).

In fact, Wadsworth is the man responsible for our game being nine innings with nine men to the side. No one knows his life story as John Thorn does, after thirty years of research into baseball’s earliest period. He published only the barest details in his Baseball Garden of the Eden (Simon & Schuster, 2011); in this lecture, Thorn unveils Wadsworth’s full story. This lecture is free of charge.

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