As we look back on the past year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Litchfield and the surrounding area for their support. We appreciate each new item that has been donated, especially the many new items for our Veterans’ Room.
Our museum is run totally by volunteers. Without these knowledgeable and friendly folks, we would not have been able to make the museum the tourist attraction that it is today. The museum has become a must-see destination on Route 66, and we are thrilled.
It is not news that organizations and small businesses are struggling this year. The museum–your museum–is no exception. We survive on donations. No travelers and no visitors mean no donations. Beginning in mid-March, we closed for three months. We closed again to the public on Nov. 15. If you have ever thought that you would like to support the Litchfield Museum monetarily, this would be the perfect time to do so. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible and receipts are provided for your tax records.
Volunteers continue to work at the museum writing grants, cataloging memorabilia, and developing new exhibits. We anxiously await the day we can reopen our doors to the public.
We are very excited to participate in the celebration of the 200th birthday of Montgomery County. If the pandemic allows, we will have the grand opening of our new Veterans’ Room on Friday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope we will see you there!
In the meantime, your support is crucial. We are proud to archive, catalog, display and promote the history of Litchfield. We hope you will become a partner with us in this endeavor.