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Exhibit: Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy

Litchfield History Museum

7 South St.
Litchfield, CT 06759

Friday, September 15, 2017

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The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit Thoughts, Words, and Deeds: Exploring the Litchfield Female Academy, on view April 22 through November 27, 2017 at the Litchfield History Museum. The exhibit introduces Miss Sarah Pierce's school and highlights newly discovered information about the students and their legacies.

The Litchfield Female Academy was one of a small group of early schools that played a critical role in shaping later educational, social, and economic opportunities for women in the United States. Through her innovative curriculum, the school's founder Sarah Pierce transformed the lives of the more than 3,000 women who attended the school. 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. This show is the introduction for a larger, 2-year exhibit about the history and influence of Miss Pierce's school that will open in 2018.

The Litchfield History Museum's hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. A series of programs will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. For more information, please visit www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

The Litchfield Historical Society is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT. In an effort to better serve our community, the Litchfield History Museum and the Tapping Reeve House & Law School offer free admission for all. Participate in our shared history. Free admission is underwritten with generous support from Ericson Insurance Advisors.

Cost:  FREE

Contact:

Litchfield Historical Society

Phone: 8605674501
Website: Click to Visithttp://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

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