The Tapping Reeve Meadow, named after Judge Tapping Reeve, the gentleman that started the first law school in America is hosting crafts week from August 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Located in Litchfield, behind the Tapping Reeve House and Law School participants will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. There are many newly installed outdoor exhibits and, visitors are invited to take part in crafts and games inspired by the fight for women’s right to vote.
A highlight of this event includes Ballots for Both: The Fight for Equal Voting Rights Exhibit! Visitors are invited to explore the newest outdoor exhibit exploring the battle for woman suffrage in Litchfield and the state of Connecticut. Kids can make their own Votes for Women pin and discover historic buttons in the Society’s collection and make a suffrage-inspired button. Participants will also see the artwork of Adelaide Deming, painter, and a local leader of the suffrage movement. Be inspired by her paintings and paint your own landscape. To top off the fun there is also croquet on the lawn.
To protect the safety of attendees and to eliminate overcrowding, we are requiring attendees to pre-register for an arrival time. Visitors required to wear a mask at all time, to stay with their family groups, and to stay at least six feet from other groups. All equipment used by visitors will be thoroughly cleaned between groups. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will not be held.