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Visit Norwalk Historical Society Museum and Mill Hill Historic Park

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Entry only from Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue.

The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

Current  Exhibits:

* Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox

The exhibit celebrates the collection of the Norwalk Historical Society, Norwalk-Village Green Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Lockwood Family Collection and Norwalk Museum.  Thirty objects were selected as samples of the range of the collection.


* Norwalk: 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, through a photographer’s lens.

* Gift Shop:

Purchase one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items by Fairfield County artists – jewelry, prints, paintings, pottery,clothing

Norwalk Historical Society themed gifts – T-shirts, sweat shirts, mugs, hand towels, aprons, totes,

Books, children’s toys & games

* Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4pm, except holidays and by appointment.

* Norwalk Historical Society Museum Admission

General Admission (12 – 64 years old): $5, Seniors (65 years old+): $3

Child (7-11 years old): $3, Child under 7 years old: Free

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Visit Mill Hill Historic Park!

2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

Hours: Park grounds open April – December,  7am – Sunset

Buildings are open for tours 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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On-going Programs

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Little Red Schoolhouse Program

Bring your group to Mill Hill Historic Park or have us travel to you!

Accepting group tour registration for Spring, 2016!

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Events

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In celebration of Black History Month:

Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

  • Presented by local researcher and historian, Madeleine Eckert

 

 

 

 

This is a slide lecture utilizing a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating18th century African American history!  This journey of discovery demonstrates how using information collected from local histories; newspaper notices and articles; Norwalk land records, vital records, census records, cemetery records, Revolutionary War service records; Internet articles, and additional references may help to create a more comprehensive understanding of the 18th century local African American experience.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Location:

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Front entrance is from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk.
The museum is located in a red brick house with blue double front doors.

Admission: Free

Advanced reservation is required -  info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.

Reception after each lecture

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Friends Events

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Past Events

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Ribbon Cutting and Holiday Open House!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Noon-4:00pm

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Free Admission

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue

Norwalk, CT

Parking available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk
Museum is in the red brick house with blue front doors

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Refreshments

Cookies and Cider

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Food Drive

Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to Person-to-Person

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Exhibits

Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
Norwalk: Portrait of  Diversity photography by Tony Velez

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Story time with Mrs. Claus

Every half-hour starting at 12:30pm

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Family Holiday Craft Making

Victorian holiday decoration

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New Gift Shop!

Shop local and purchase one of a kind, handcrafted items by Fairfield County artists, including:

Another Bright Idea. Pat Atkin, Britt Bair, Betty Ball, Butterfly Rouge, D54 Studio, Erin Dolan Art Studio,
Elemental Images, Hanneke Goedkoop, Heavens To Betsy!, Kiki & Pooky Ltd., Komfort Zone, Made in Bridgeport, Nod Hill Soap, Peaceful Places Photo, Karen Ponelli, Southern Yankee, T Party Antiques, Torn Edges

Also available: Norwalk themed gifts, books, children’s toys and games

 

Refreshment Sponsor:

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A Haunting at Mill Hill!

As the sun sets, the spirits come out to play…

Take a lantern lit tour through the historic Mill Hill graveyard
Hear
stories of murder, death, and destruction!

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 23 – 24, 2015

Tours: Every half hour, 6-9:30pm, suitable for ages 8 and up

Under the tent in inclement weather

Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

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Independence Day

“Let Freedom Ring” National  Bell Ringing Ceremony

July 4, 2015

2pm

–Reception following–

Mill Hill Historic Park, Town House, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

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Party! Prizes!

Sunday, May 31, 3-4pm

Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT

Seven Fairfield County historical organizations, have banded together for the 2nd annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt . The event begins on May 15th and ends on May 31st. On May 31st, there will be a festive get-together at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT, 3-4pm. There will be refreshments and live music with Leigh Richards on acoustic guitar. Participants who stamp their official Map at all seven locations (bring it with you) will be eligible for a prize, and will be entered in a drawing for a wonderful grand prize! The event is free.

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Women’s Work in World War II

Author talk with John Cilio

Sunday, November 9, 2014
2:00PM

Mill Hill Historic Park – Town House Museum
2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

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Bourbon & Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, October 3, 2014
7:00pm
Mill Hill Historic Park – Town House Museum
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT

Net proceeds support the Norwalk Historical Society’s programs and museum collection preservation.

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Mill Hill Historic Park Site Improvements

Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 21, 2014
11:30am
Mill Hill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT
For Information:
info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org
203-846-0525

The Norwalk Historical Society and the Norwalk Historical Commission are pleased to announce the start of phase I of the City of Norwalk’s master plan for improvements at Mill Hill Historic Park.  The project starts the week of August 18, 2014.  The work on the upper site of Mill Hill Historic Park, improves compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines.

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Battle and Burning of Norwalk Commemorative Day

235th anniversary (July 11, 1779)

Mill Historic Park
2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT

Admission: Free

  • 10am – 3pm : Revolutionary War Encampment  – Sheldon’s Horse 2nd Continental Light Dragoons Re-enactors
  • 11am & 1pm: Battle and Burning of Norwalk lecture presented by Madeleine & Ed Eckert
  • 10am – 3pm: Mill Hill Historic Park – Open House – c. 1835 Town House Museum, c. 1826 “Little Red Schoolhouse” & c. 1740 Gov. Thomas Fitch Law Office & Town House Hill ancient burying ground

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Over 40 paintings, drawings, photographs, and collages from 21 artists representing “DiverseCity in Norwalk”

  • See the entries at the Town House Museum in Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk
  • 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

All artwork is for sale.  A portion of the proceeds will go benefit the Norwalk Historical Society education programs.

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For the Sake of the Country: Female Spies in the Civil War

Guest Speaker and Author:  Matthew Bartlett

A fascinating presentation about four incredible women who risked all for their country during the Civil War!

Thursday, May 8, 2014
7:00-8:30pm
Norwalk Public Library  – Main Auditorium
1 Belden Avenue
Admission: Free
Information and registration:
Cynde Bloom Lahey – clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org,  203-899-2780 x-11533
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Pocahontas: The Bridge Between Two Worlds 

Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe


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Norwalk Lit Crawl

March 4, 2014
6-8pm
South Norwalk, CT

Join the local community for an evening of readings from familiar faces (and voices) for SoNo’s Educated Pub Crawl

Visit one or all three participating SoNo venues: O’Neill’s, Mama’s Boys, and Brewhouse

Your $10 donation will benefit the Norwalk Reads program

Click here to signup, select “Donation Fund” from the drop down

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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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