Storytelling events

Litchfield Historical Society organizes spooky storytelling events

LITCHFIELD – The Litchfield Historical Society is gearing up for autumn with a collection of seasonal events. Registration and entry information is available at, or by calling 860-567-4501.

Scarecrows in the Meadow Opening Celebration, 1-3 p.m. October 15 at Tapping Reeve Meadow, 82 South Street. All are invited to explore the assembly of more than fifty scarecrows, all created by local businesses, non-profits and families, watch a scarecrow-making contest, enjoy fall activities and vote for their favorite scarecrows. The exhibition continues until October.

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow: Performed by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, 5:30-7 p.m., October 19, Tapping Reeve Meadow. Free for members, guests pay $10, group maximum $25.

Kruk is renowned for his dramatic solo performances of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “A Christmas Carol”. He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The Travel Channel, and The National Geographic Channel. According to the New York Times, “His fiery candlelight one-man show has become a Halloween staple.” Surrounded by scarecrows, the event will take place outside in the Tapping Reeve Meadow. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on and to dress warmly.

Stories to Keep You Up at Night: Lantern Tours, October 21 or 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Tapping Reeve Meadow. Members pay $15, guests pay $20. The tour begins at Tapping Reeve Meadow where we’ll enjoy historically inspired cocktails and treats before grabbing lanterns and heading into the dark to learn about the violent and outrageous side of Litchfield’s history. Walking tours will last approximately 1 hour and cover 1 mile. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and register early; Space is limited.