The Litchfield Historical Society for their annual Family Day on Saturday, May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. It will feature a bandage rolling race, music, Civil War era refreshments, and a historical scavenger hunt around Litchfield center.
Discover what life was like in Litchfield and on the battlefield during the Civil War in conjunction with the historical society’s new exhibition, “The Hour of Conflict.”
Reenactors from the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery will be on hand to tell tales about Civil War camp life and answer questions. There will be a reproduction tent and visitors can peek inside. Also, visitors are welcome to participate in a family-friendly Civil War scavenger hunt around the Litchfield Green. Those who complete the hunt will receive a prize.
Throughout the afternoon, local musical group Free Thought will be performing British and Scots-Irish songs adapted by American soldiers during the Civil War.
This event is free and open to the public. The Litchfield History Museum and Tapping Reeve House and Law School will also have free admission on the Family Day.
The Litchfield History Museum is located at 7 South St. in Litchfield, CT. For more information, call 860 567-4501.