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Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

Home In celebration of Black History Month Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History Presented by local researcher and historian, Madeleine D. Eckert A slide lecture presentation utilizing a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating 18th century African American history!  This journey of discovery demonstrates how using information [...]

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by admin on September 16, 2014

 

In celebration of Black History Month:

Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

  • Presented by local researcher and historian, Madeleine Eckert

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slide lecture utilizing a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating18th century African American history!  This journey of discovery demonstrates how using information collected from local histories; newspaper notices and articles; Norwalk land records, vital records, census records, cemetery records, Revolutionary War service records; Internet articles, and additional references may help to create a more comprehensive understanding of the 18th century local African American experience.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Location:

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

(front entrance from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT

The museum is located in a red brick house with blue double front doors)

Admission: Free

Seating is limited, RSVP is required -  info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.

A reception follows each lecture

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Looking for a gift for your Valentine?

Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum Gift shop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits: Susan Borgen

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

(front entrance from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT)

Special Hours:

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Friday, February 12, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1-5pm

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Little Red Schoolhouse Program Docent Information Session

Are you enthusiastic about local history and education?  Join us for an informal session about becoming a docent for our popular Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Learn about this exciting program and the important role a docent plays in making history come alive for students.  We  provide training for docents and a stipend.

The next information session is Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  Attend either a morning  (11am – Noon) or afternoon( 1-2pm) session,  at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  Located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.  Access the front entrance from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue.  The Museum is the brick house with blue double front doors. RSVP to info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for  either the morning session (11am – Noon) or afternoon session (1-2pm).

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Norwalk Historical Society Museum- 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  - Entry only from Norwalk City Hall parking lot area at 125 East Avenue.

The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

 

 

Current  Exhibits:
* Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
* Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity,  photography by Tony Velez

Gift Shop:

Purchase one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items by Fairfield County artists,  Norwalk-themed gifts, books, children’s toys & games.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours

Special Hours:

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Friday, February 12, 2016, Noon – 4pm
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1-5pm

Regular Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4pm, except holidays and by appointment.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Admission

Admission:

Adults – $5, Seniors (age 65+) – $3

Student (ages 6-22) – $3, Child under 5 years old – FREE

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Mill Hill Historic Park

 

Mill Hill Historic Park2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

1835 Town House (Meeting House), 1826 Schoolhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse), 1740 Governor Fitch Law Office, and Mill Hill Cemetery (3rd oldest in Norwalk).

Mill Hill Historic Park Museum Hours

Mill Hill Historic Park grounds open April – December, 7am to Sunset

Building tours are by appointment .  See Museum Admission for fees

Mill Hill Historic Park Museum Admission

Adults: $5, Seniors (age 65+): $3

Student (ages 6-22 ): $3, Child under 3 years old: Free

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2016 Little Red Schoolhouse Program Registration Open!

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

Program is also open to non-school groups.

Contact us for additional information.

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Norwalk Work Progress Administration (WPA) Mural Tours

Norwalk has one of the largest collections of restored Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in the country. Artists employed by the government during the Great Depression created 46 murals; 31 are at Norwalk City Hall. Many of the Norwalk City Hall murals depict scenes of Norwalk at work between 1935 and 1941.

Directions: Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06851, 203-854-3200

In partnership with the Norwalk Arts Commission

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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.