About NHS


The Norwalk Historical Society

The Norwalk Historical Society was incorporated in 1899 with the focus on “the research, preservation, and promotion of interest in the history of Norwalk.”  Through our many educational exhibits, programs and lectures, we highlight Norwalk’s rich history and  diversity in the region. The Norwalk Historical Society manages and operates the Norwalk Historical Society Museum and Mill Hill Historic Park.


  • Award-winning exhibits like The Firelands: Retribution for the Burning of Norwalk and Angry Waters: The Norwalk Flood of 1955.
  • “Norwalk Quilt Trail” – A collaborative exhibit between Norwalk cultural organizations and the public.
  • Norwalk themed juried art shows
  • The Building Plaque Program, provides recognition and insight into the architectural treasures that stand in our community.
  • For over 40 years, the Little Red Schoolhouse Program has given Norwalk 3rd graders the opportunity to learn about life in early Norwalk.
  • Publications, including the 2005 Commemorative Edition of the Mark Flood Disaster PictorialNorwalk: Being an historical account of that Connecticut town and Norwalk: Images of the Past (2009)  a collaboration with The Hour newspaper and former Norwalk Museum.
  • Events: Independence Day Bell Ringing Ceremony, Civil War Barbecue and Encampment, Haunting at Mill Hill, Norwalk Green Walking Tour, History of Beer Making and Tasting
  • Lectures: Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History,  Battle and Burning of Norwalk in the Revolutionary War, Women’s Work in WWII



Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Ave.


December 5, 2015



Town House at Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall St.






The Norwalk Historical Society  is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, sustained mainly by the generous support of members, donors, grants, programs, sponsors and volunteers. If you share our vision, please take a moment to join or donate today!