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Mill Hill Historic Park Site Improvements Begin

Mill Hill Historic Park Site Improvements Begin Groundbreaking Ceremony August 21, 2014 11:30am Mill Hill Historic Park 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT The Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk Historical Commission are pleased to announce, the start of phase I of the City of Norwalk’s master plan for improvements at Mill Hill Historic Park. [...]

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

by admin on August 26, 2014

Visit Us at Mill Hill Historic Park – 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

The 1835 Town House, 1826 Schoolhouse,  and c.1740 Governor Fitch Law Office are open to the public during seasonal hours.

Museum Hours

June 1 – November 23, 2014

Sundays: 1-4pm, Closed:  7/6, 7/13, 8/31, 10/26

By Appointment

Museum Admission

General Admission (12 – 64 years old): $5, Seniors (65 years old+): $3

Child (3-11 years old): $3, Child under 3 years old: Free


2014 Little Red Schoolhouse Program

Bring your group to Mill Hill Historic Park or have us travel to you!

Program is also open to non-school groups.

Register your group today!


From our Friends of Cranbury Park

Murder in Swingland

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gallaher Mansion
Cranbury Park
300 Grumman Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Beer, Wine & Buffet Dinner 6:30 pm
Show starts at 8:00 pm

A hilarious murder mystery musical, set in a 1940’s nightclub, featuring the wonderful music of the big band era.  A swinging whodunit where the audience is invited to solve the case and win prizes.  It’s entertainment to die for.

Tickets: $100 per person

Net proceeds will be used for the restoration and refurbishment of the Gallaher Mansion.

Purchase Tickets:
For more information: email or call 203-854-7806.

Gallaher Mansion: Owned and managed by the City of Norwalk. Loved and supported by the Friends of Cranbury Park.


Bourbon & Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

Explore the history of making Bourbon & Whiskey with speaker Gregg Glaser

Friday, October 3, 2014
Mill Hill Historic Park – Town House Museum
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT


Tickets available to purchase online September 1, 2014


Past Exhibition


A collaborative series of exhibits and events celebrating the art of the quilt from May 13-November 16, 2011

Norwalk Quilt Trail-News and Events

Norwalk Quilt Trail Exhibit Map

Norwalk Quilt Trail Gallery

Norwalk Quilt Trail Documentary

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Norwalk Riverside Cemetery Civil War Soldier Monument


Help Us Restore “Chester”…

…Back to his Pedestal

All donations to the restoration project are greatly appreciated. Please make check payable to: “Norwalk Historical Society” in memo section specify “Civil War Statue”.  Mail to: P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT  06852

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One hundred fifty years ago, in the summer of 1862, President Lincoln faced the specter of defeat. When Lincoln called for volunteers, a thousand men from Fairfield County enlisted in the 17th Connecticut to save the Union.