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Fairfield County’s Giving Day – March 5th

Home Fairfield County’s Giving Day – March 5th   Join us as we participate in Fairfield County’s Giving Day, sponsored by the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and Bank of America. You will have 24 hours on March 5th, to donate a online  gift!   Give where you live and celebrate the work of local nonprofits. Donate a [...]

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

by admin on September 16, 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!


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

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

In partnership:


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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.




From our friends at the Norwalk Preservation Trust

Through Artists’ Eyes

Norwalk People and Places in the WPA Murals

4th Annual Living History Bus Tour

Sunday, September 28, 2014

12:30-5:00 PM

Meet at:

Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT

For more information and tickets CLICK HERE

Tickets must be purchased in advance


Bourbon & Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

* Explore the history of making Bourbon & Whiskey with speaker Gregg Glaser, publisher/editor of Modern Distillery Age.
* Sample six selections from around the world!
* Pre-lecture Music Performance by Talent Education Suzuki School (TESS)

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


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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.