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Lecture – Sea Glass: History and Mystery

Home Lecture – Sea Glass: History and Mystery – SOLD OUT!   Mermaid’s tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass! Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT. With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk [...]

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Lecture – Sea Glass: History and Mystery  – SOLD OUT!

Mermaid’s tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass! Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT. With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk is a choice sea glass location in Alyssa Shapiro’s new lecture Sea Glass: History and Mystery.

 

Date

* Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6pm — SOLD OUT

* Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6pm — SOLD OUT

Admission: $5, payable @ door.  Light refreshments following program.

Limited Seating, RSVP required to info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525

Venue:

Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT .  Front entrance from Norwalk City Hall parking area (125 East Ave.), next to Norwalk Health Dept. The Museum is in the red brick building with blue double front doors.

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Meet the Artist

A monthly program featuring a Connecticut artist and artisan from the Norwalk Historical Society Museum’s gift shop.

Featured Artist  July/August, 2016

Alyssa Shapiro - Tidings Sea Glass Designs

Alyssa Shapiro, a Norwalk resident,  has collected sea glass from local beaches for over a decade.  Our rich history of recreation and industry has left its mark from the discarded vessels along the shore. to reveal the natural beauty.

She composes and photographs to reveal the natural beauty of weathered glass.  Her Tidings Sea Glass Designs cards, shadow boxes and art frames have been featured at the Rowayton Art Center Museum gift shops in Greenwich and Fairfield, CT.

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Venue:

Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT .  Front entrance from Norwalk City Hall parking area (125 East Ave.), next to Norwalk Health Dept. The Museum is in the red brick building with blue double front doors.

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2016 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.

Contact us for additional information.

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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.

 

 

Special 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

Gift Shop:

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum gift shop is light filled and inviting!  Our shop showcases the work of over 15 local artists and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise:
  • Home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, books, housewares, clothing, accessories, vintage-inspired toys, pottery and more
  • Plus, you’ll find Norwalk Historical Society logo wear: handmade linen tote bags, aprons, dish towels, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and soaps

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours


Regular Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4pm, except holidays, special events, 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

Group tours are by appointment .  See Museum Admission for fees

Mill Hill Historic Park Museum Admission

Self-guided tour by appointment

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

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

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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.