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Norwalk Historical Society Museum

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum was opened on December 5, 2015 in the former Lockwood House, built in 1973.  Manice deForest Lockwood and his cousin Julia Belden Lockwood generously donated the funds to build the house, which was designed by Margaret Hoyt Smith.  Manice and Julia wanted to ensure their family heirlooms, which were passed down from several generations of the Lockwood families, could be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

In 1997, the collection was moved to a new location in South Norwalk (41 North main Street) and opened as the Norwalk Museum.  The Norwalk Museum operated out of this location until May, 2012, when it was closed.

The Norwalk Historical Society along with the Norwalk Historical Commission moved the collection back to the former Lockwood House and renamed it the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  With this move, the archives, genealogy and unframed photographs was placed with the  “History Room” located at the Norwalk Public Library Main branch (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT).

Items from the four collection: City of Norwalk, Lockwood family, Norwalk Historical Society and the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Norwalk-Village Green Chapter, will be rotated to tell unique stories about Norwalk and it’s residents through out time.

The Norwalk Historical Society administrative offices and gift shop are operated out of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum (141 East Ave., Norwalk).

Current Special Exhibits

  • Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
    • The Exhibit celebrates the collections from the Norwalk Historical Society, Norwalk Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American REvolution (DAR), Lockwood family and the City of Norwalk.  Thirty objects were selected as samples of the range of the collections.
  • Portrait of Diversity photography by Tony Velez
    • Norwalk reflects nearly every aspect of the American immigrant experience.  Who are they?  How have they changed Norwalk?” How has Norwalk changed them?                                                                                        Experience the diversity of the people of Norwalk, thorough a photographer’s lens.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours

Wednesday through Saturday, Noon – 4:00pm.  Except holidays, special events and by appointment.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Admission

Self-guided tour

Adults (12 – 64 years old ): $5

Seniors (65 years old & up): $3

Students  (6-22 years old): $3

Children under 5 years old: Free

Gift Shop

Contains one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items by Connecticut artists, Norwalk-themed logo items, books, vintage children’s toys & games.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Location

Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: 203-846-0525
E-mail: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

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Mill Hill Historic Park

The 1835 Town House (Meeting House), 1826 Schoolhouse(Little Red Schoolhouse), c.1740 Governor Fitch Law Office, and Mill Hill cemetery (3rd oldest in Norwalk) are open May through November during some special events.  You can visit the building by appointment for a self guided tour or arrange for a guided group tour with a docent (minimum 6 people, $8/person).  Please contact the Norwalk Historical Society for additional information.

The grounds are open year round Sunrise to Sunset.

Mill Hill Admission

Self-guided tour by appointment

Adults (12 – 64 years old ): $5

Seniors (65 years old & up): $3

Children (6-11 years old): $3

Children under 5 years old: Free

Mill Hill Location & Directions

Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851
Phone:  203-846-0525
E-mail: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

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