Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Litchfield Historical Society celebrates Black History Month

The Litchfield Historical Society is offering a special program on March 18 from 3:30- 5 pm to commemorate Black History Month.  They will be reading Glory Be, by Augusta Scattergood. This book tells the story of a segregated public pool in Mississippi, set in 1964. Follow Gloriana June Hemphill as she struggles with friendships and her own identity during these changing times of American history. Pre-register by February 13th to receive a copy of the book.

On Wednesday, March 18, we will delve into the hysteria of witchcraft with the book The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Kit Tyler, a teen who moves from Barbados to Connecticut in 1682 finds a friend in her new town. Soon, suspicions arise about her friend's life and she is accused of witchcraft. Kit must decide what she believes as truth and convince the town as well. Pre-register by March 13th to receive a copy of the book.

The Leather Apron Book Club is open to children ages 8 and up, and is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Space is limited. Registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration. To register, please call (860) 567-4501 or email

The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT. For more information about this or other programs, please see or call (860) 567-4501.

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