Civic Records

The Historical Society is pleased to announce the acquisition of several important collections of civic records. St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge, the Litchfield Garden Club, and the Litchfield County University Club have all voted to donate their records to the Society.

The records of St. Paul’s Lodge and the Litchfield Garden Club have been on deposit since the 1970s, and a collection of books once used by the Lodge as a lending library have been on loan since approximately 1906. The Litchfield County University Club, founded in 1896, recently located several scrapbooks of records dating to the earliest days of the Club. One of the club’s first vice presidents was George C. Woodruff of Litchfield, whose papers are in the Society’s collection.

If you are a member of a civic group whose records we have yet to document please consider donating your materials. If you would like to discuss it with the archivist, call Linda Hocking at 860-567-4501 or e-mail

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About Linda Hocking

I have been the Curator of Library & Archives at the Litchfield Historical Society since 2002. I also serve on the State Historical Records Advisory Board, as President of New England Archivists, and as newsletter editor for the Academy of Certified Archivists. I have been a certified archivist since 2005.

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