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Independence Day – Bell Ringing Ceremony

Home Independence Day Celebration   Join Us! Let Freedom Ring, Bell Ringing Ceremony   July 4, 2015 2:00 – 3:00PM * Reading selected portions of the Declaration of Independence by Norwalk Town Clerk – Rick McQuaid *  National Anthem sung by Catherine Robinson a member of Crystal Theatre * Ringing Town House bell and reading [...]

Upcoming Events and Exhibits

by admin on September 16, 2014

Visit Us at Mill Hill Historic Park – 2 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).

Museum Hours

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

During 2015 building tours are by appointment .  See Museum Admission for fees

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

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2015 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 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.