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  • Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town
    Written by Rachel Carley, this book presents the story of the remarkable town and area of Litchfield, CT. Carley’s authoritative text examines the important role played by church and politics in Connecticut’s colonial town planning, and explores a broad range of building types-from meetinghouse to mansion-in the context of significant social and economic developments in New England’s history.
    Price: $50.00
     
  • To Please Any Taste: Litchfield County Furniture (hard cover)
    To Please Any Taste: Litchfield County Furniture & Furniture Makers, 1780-1830
    Between 1780 and 1830 Litchfield County experienced a surge in industry, agriculture, and regional and international trade. Woodbury maintained a thriving agricultural economy, New Milford boasted a healthy mercantile trade, the iron industry flourished in Kent, Canaan, and Sharon, and Litchfield became the center of county politics, education, and national business dealings. Written by Edward S. Cooke, Ann Y. Smith, and Derin Bray,To Please Any Taste details this period in Litchfield’s history with photos and informative essays.
    Price: $35.00
     
  • To Please Any Taste: Litchfield County Furniture (soft cover)
    To Please Any Taste: Litchfield County Furniture & Furniture Makers, 1780-1830
    Between 1780 and 1830 Litchfield County experienced a surge in industry, agriculture, and regional and international trade. Woodbury maintained a thriving agricultural economy, New Milford boasted a healthy mercantile trade, the iron industry flourished in Kent, Canaan, and Sharon, and Litchfield became the center of county politics, education, and national business dealings. Written by Edward S. Cooke, Ann Y. Smith, and Derin Bray,To Please Any Taste details this period in Litchfield’s history with photos and informative essays.
    Price: $25.00
     
  • The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916-1918
    The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches, 1916-1918 written by by Karen DePauw, Jessica Jenkins, and Michael Krass
    This stylish compilation features 125 watercolor and ink renderings of designs from the house of Worth, the first couturier establishment and founder of the modern fashion industry. Sent to one of their clients, a seasonal resident in Litchfield, Connecticut, the sketches include fabric swatches, design names, detailed price information, and personalized notes.
     
     
     
     
    Price: $24.95
     
  • A History of the Litchfield Hills Road Race: In Smallness, There is Beauty
    A History of the Litchfield Hills Road Race: In Smallness, There is Beauty by Lou Pellegrino
    Forty years after two friends brought the joy and excitement of the 1970’s running boom to their hometown of Litchfield, Connecticut, the Litchfield Hills Road Race continues to challenge and delight world-class runners, first-timers, and everyone in between. In celebration of the race’s 40th anniversary, the Litchfield Historical Society released the first comprehensive history of the event.
     
     
     
    Price: $20.00
     
  • To Ornament Their Minds: Sarah Pierce's Female Academy, 1792‑1833
    To Ornament Their Minds: Sarah Pierce’s Female Academy, 1792‑1833 written by Theodore & Nancy Sizer, Sally Schwager, Lynne Templeton Brickey, and Glee Krueger
    Over its forty one year history, from 1792-1833, the Litchfield Female Academy attracted students from fifteen states and territories, Canada, Ireland and the West Indies. In 4 separate essays, the history of the Litchfield Female Academy, the expansion of women’s education, the role of Sarah Pierce’s school, and the primary source artwork produced at the Academy are explored.
     
     
     
     
    Price: $25.00
     
  • Though Inanimate They Speak: Ralph Earl Portraits
    Though Inanimate They Speak: Ralph Earl Portraits in the Collection of the Litchfield Historical Society published by The Litchfield Historical Society
    During the late eighteenth century, Ralph Earl painted some of Litchfield, Connecticut’s most illustrious citizens.Though Inanimate They Speak displays these portraits, held in the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society.
     
    Price: $7.50
     
  • Litchfield: America's First Law School
    Litchfield: America's First Law School is the essential guidebook to this historic educational institution, its students and the remarkable town that contributed to the success of its adopted sons.
    Price: $10.00
     
  • A Lawyer of Passionate Mind: The Story of Tapping Reeve
    A Lawyer of Passionate Mind is the essential introduction to Tapping Reeve, founder of the Litchfield Law School. In this short book, Professor Ronald Chester attempts to restore Reeve's place as an important figure in America's early history and to provide us a personalized view of a man both good and great.
    Price: $10.00
     
  • Creating Family Archives: A Step by Step Guide to Saving Your Memories for Future Generations
    Got an attic overflowing with boxes of family photos and irreplaceable documents? A computer overloaded with files you don't want to lose and a phone with no more storage? Margot Note's Creating Family Archives is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to organizing and preserving your family memories and documents.
    Price: $25.00