Events & Exhibits

HOME

Visit Mill Hill Historic Park!

Location: 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

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

During 2015, buildings will be 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

=======================================================

On-going Programs

=======================================================

Little Red Schoolhouse Program

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

Accepting group tour registration for Spring, 2015!

 

=======================================================

Events

=======================================================

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.

Read More…

=======================================================

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

Read More…

=======================================================

Friends Events

=======================================================

Past Events

=======================================================

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
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hear the stories of the millions of women who stepped into jobs with minimal training and no experience in order to keep America running during the war.
More Info…

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 and hear chilling tales from the spirits of Norwalk’s past.

Dates: Friday, October 24th  and Saturday, October 25th

Nightly Tours: 6:00pm, 7:30pm & 9:00pm

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

Early Bird Tickets available until 10/23!  Limited space on each tour.

Purchase Tickets online!

=======================================================

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.

Read More

======================================================

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.

Read More

=======================================================

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

======================================================

 

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.

=======================================================

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
=======================================================
Pocahontas: The Bridge Between Two Worlds 

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


Read More…

=======================================================

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

=======================================================

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

 

————————————————————————————————————————————————————