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Quilt Stories

HOME In Celebration of Black History Month ~~~ Family Program: Quilt Stories Saturday, February 25, 2017 (snow date: Sunday, February 26, 2017) 1:00pm ~~~ Special Guest Rita Phillips – Member of the Goodwives Quilters ~~~ Learn about African-American folk artist, Harriet Powers’ (1837-1910) storytelling quilts.  She was one of the best-known southern African American quilt makers [...]

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Front entrance accessible only from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department

Museum Hours

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4:00pm. Closed on holidays and special events.

Admission

Adults: $5, Seniors (age 65+): $3, Student (ages 6-22) – $3, Child under 5 years old – Free!

Gift Shop

Visit the Museum Gift Shop for one-of-a kind hand crafted items by Connecticut artists,

Norwalk Historical Society themed items, books, vintage children’s toys & games

Current Exhibits

* Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
* Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity,  photography by Tony Velez
* Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
* Self and the World: Experiencing 19th-Century Photography in Norwalk, curated by Elizabeth Avery and graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall

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Quilt Stories

Saturday, February 25, 2017

(snow date: Sunday, February 26, 2017)

1:00pm

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Special Guest

Rita Phillips

Member  – Goodwives Quilters

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  • Learn about African-American folk artist, Harriet Powers’ (1837-1910) storytelling quilts.  She was one of the best-known southern African American quilt makers during the Civil War era.
  • Learn how quilts are made and see a variety of quilts handmade by local children
  • Create your own paper story quilt!

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Perfect for children ages 4 – 10!

Admission: $3/person, maximum $15/family, payable at the door

Registration required as space is limited: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851
Parking available in the Norwalk City Hall campus at 125 East Avenue.
The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

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Women in the American Revolution:

Putting the ‘Her’ in Heroics

Saturday, March 4, 2017

(snow date: Sunday, March 5. 2017)

1:00pm

Presenter: Eric Chandler

Learn about some of the women who risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to life the yoke of British control of the 13 colonies.  There are many tales of courage to be revealed about these unsung heroines of the American Revolution.

Admission: $5/person, payable at the door

Registration required as space is limited: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525

 

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851
Parking available in the Norwalk City Hall campus at 125 East Avenue.

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

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Little Red Schoolhouse Program

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Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall Street

Norwalk, CT

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

Registration open to all school groups!

April 17 – June 9, 2017

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Contact us for additional information

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Norwalk Work Progress Administration (WPA) Mural Tours

The City of 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 in Norwalk; 31 are at Norwalk City Hall. Many of the Norwalk City Hall murals depict scenes of Norwalk at work between 1935 and 1941.

To schedule a group tour at Norwalk City Hall: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525

Norwalk Self Guided WPA Mural Tour Brochure Click Here

 

Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06851, 203-854-7900

 

In partnership with the Norwalk Arts Commission


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Download NORWALK’S NEW MOBILE APP
See, hear, explore 60 points of interest around town

The Norwalk Arts Commission invites the public to download a new free mobile audio guide featuring 60 points of interest around Norwalk using the Otocast app

According to Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, “Cultural tourism is a growing segment of our economy and we want visitors to enjoy themselves when they come to Norwalk. These self-guided tours provide a free and easy way to enjoy Norwalk’s many attractions. I am certain that everyone who tries the tours will find them to be fun and interesting.” Besides the Arts Commission, the mobile audio guide received support from the Department of Parks and Recreation, Norwalk Public Library, the Redevelopment Agency, the Parking Authority, and the Historical Commission.

 

For information contact: Elizabeth Stocker estocker@norwalkct.org (203) 854-7948

 

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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).

Hours

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

Group tours (minimum 6 people) by appointment .   Fee – $5/person.

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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.