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Connecticut’s Role in World War I

HOME Three Part Lecture Series Commemorating the Centennial of the U.S. entry into WWI First Lecture Connecticut’s  Role in World War I Purchase Tickets Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:00pm Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War I: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project to explore what was happening here on the home front [...]

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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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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI

Lecture

Connecticut’s  Role in World War I

Purchase Tickets

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2:00pm

Join Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering World War I: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project to explore what was happening here on the home front  as our soldiers fought in the trenches.  Learn how not only Connecticut but Norwalk contributed to the war effort.

Admission: $5

Purchase Tickets

Limited Seating… Get your tickets early!

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Venue

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851

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Paper Flower Card Origami Adult Workshop

Thursday, June 1, 2017

6:45-8:45pm

Purchase Tickets

Come join Wilton’s Glitter fairy, Laurie Davis, as she teaches you how to make a beautiful floral themed stationery set, including a 3-D flower greeting card, monogrammed notes, lined envelopes and a fabulous origami folder in which to hold everything.  This makes a great gift in teal, coral and pink colors for a special friend or to keep for yourself.  You will learn rubber stamping and embossing techniques, as well as how to create crepe paper flowers for the card.

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You won’t want to miss this fun night as the Glitter fairy shares some of her favorite craft techniques!

Cost: $40 – includes all materials

Workshop Payment Required by May 30, 2017

Purchase Tickets

 

Venue

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851

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CT Open House Day at Mill Hill Historic Park

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Noon – 4:00pm

Noon

Ribbon Cutting – Grand Re-Opening of Mill Hill Historic Park

Noon – 2:00pm

Have lunch in the park!

Purchase lunch from Chef Tony Delicias Mexican  Food Truck

1:00 – 3:00pm

Lessons in the Little Red Schoolhouse (1826)

3:00PM

“Remember the Ladies” – A Revolutionary War Cemetery Tour focusing on fascinating ladies at the Mill Hill burying ground

Noon – 4:00pm

Self guided tours of the Governor Fitch Law Office (1740), Colonial Herb Garden and new interpretative signage

Colonial Scavenger Hunt in the Governor Fitch Law Office

Sneak peak at the new art exhibit “Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art” in the Town House (1835)

 

Venue

Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851

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Exhibit Opening!

Preserving and Observing: Two Centuries of Norwalk Art

Saturday, June 10, 2017

4:00 – 5:30pm

Reception

Gallery Talk with Guest Curator Sophia Gevas

“Norwalk Harbor”, Oil on board, Augustus Smith Daggy

As part of the continuing celebration of Norwalk’s heritage, the Norwalk Historical Society presents an exhibit of the City ‘s significant art collection. The exhibit curated by Sophia Gevas, is comprised of paintings and works on paper drawn from the four separate collections that comprise the Norwalk Collection: the City of Norwalk, the Lockwood family, the Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

There are over 70 featured works created by artists who lived and worked in Norwalk. It is presented “Salon Style” in the recently restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill. The exhibit is a survey presented in groupings of Portraits, Still-lifes, Scenes of Working Life and Nature, each capturing significant aspects and insights about city life through the ages.

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Admission: FREE

Wine Sponsor

Venue

Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851

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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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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.