The Historical Society


The Historical Society was founded in 1974, and reorganized in 2002. Membership is by paying dues.

The group was formed with a strong interest in collecting, protecting, displaying, and documenting local history. This has become the foundation of the society's purpose.

Projects and research may include:

  • diaries
  • personal letters
  • home and farm implements
  • items made in Litchfield
  • genealogy research
  • local businesses, past and present

We strive to provide educational programs to school children and general audiences.


Business meetings monthly, 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m. Meetings held at the Hiram Shorey Research Center in the basement of the Town Office. Public is welcome, voting by members only.

Our accomplishments to date:

  • Reestablished organization and updated bylaws.
  • Developed a collection policy.
  • Presented exhibits at the Litchfield Fair.
  • Reprinted the Litchfield 1895 town history book.
  • In the process of updating town genealogy to update the Litchfield 1895 town history.
  • General cleaning of the Old Town House interior and grounds.
  • Introduced programs to the middle school in connections with the Maine memory network.
  • Presently exploring the possibilities of a water resource and restroom at the Old Town House.
  • Worked with Maine Rotarians to create the Hiram Shorey Research Center at the Town Office.


Membership Form

Collection Policy