A Haunting at Mill Hill!

by admin on August 16, 2014


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
stories of murder, death, and destruction!


Friday, October 21st  and  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

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

(suitable for ages 8 and up)

Each Tour held Rain or Shine!

Purchase Tickets online starting October 1st

Space is limited on each tour… get your tickets early!

Light refreshments  in the “Little Red Schoolhouse” after each tour


Norwalk mobster and murder victim, Luigi Apicella and rabies victim, Myron Olmstead, will be a couple of the ghosts you will meet… from Norwalk’s colorful past!

Watch your back, as you make your way through the graveyard… NEW ghostly thrills will await you!

Local haunted house and special effects experts Greg Kling and George Holomakoff have joined the Haunting team to incorporate a few bone-chilling surprises!

Bring a friend and a flash light!


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See, hear, explore 60 points of interest around town

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

The Norwalk Arts Commission invites the public to test drive a new free mobile audio guide featuring 60 points of interest around town using the Otocast app.  The program will feature a tour of the Norwalk’s Works Progress Administration (WPA) and New Deal era art at City Hall followed by a short walk to the Grumman-St. John House and the Norwalk Green, two locations featured on “The Green to Wall Street” audio guide.

According to Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, “Cultural tourism is a growing segment of our economy and we want visitors to enjoy themselves when they come to Norwalk. These self-guided tours provide a free and easy way to enjoy Norwalk’s many attractions. I am certain that everyone who tries the tours will find them to be fun and interesting.” Besides the Arts Commission, the mobile audio guide received support from the Department of Parks and Recreation, Norwalk Public Library, the Redevelopment Agency, the Parking Authority, and the Historical Commission.

For information contact: Elizabeth Stocker estocker@norwalkct.org (203) 854-7948


Meet the Artist

A monthly program featuring a Connecticut artist and artisan from the Norwalk Historical Society Museum’s gift shop.

Featured Artist for September/October, 2016

Florence Pindrys – Butterfly Rouge

This month’s featured artist at The Norwalk Historical Society Museum Gift Shop is Florence Pindrys of ButterflyRouge. Stop by to see her beautiful hand painted glassware, perfect for gift giving and entertaining this fall: stemless wine glasses, carafes, olive oil bottles, vinegar bottles and Prosecco glasses.



Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT .  Front entrance from Norwalk City Hall parking area (125 East Ave.), next to Norwalk Health Dept. The Museum is in the red brick building with blue double front doors.

Regular Hours:

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 4pm, except holidays and special events.


Norwalk Historical Society Museum


141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT
Entry only from the  Norwalk City Hall parking lot, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT
Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department

Museum Hours

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


Please click here for current admission prices


Special 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), 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.


Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service

Curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox

The exhibit highlights the exquisite French porcelain dessert service (1873) from the Farrington-Lockwood collection. Twenty-one pieces were selected, each hand-painted with English scenes and famous buildings, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.


Gift Shop!

See items from the Artist of the Month
The Norwalk Historical Society Museum gift shop is light filled and inviting!  Our shop showcases the work of over 15 Connecticut artists and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise:
  • Home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, books, housewares, clothing, accessories, vintage-inspired toys, pottery and more
  • Plus, you’ll find Norwalk Historical Society logo wear: handmade linen tote bags, aprons, dish towels, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and soaps
Featured Connecticut Artists and Artisans
Another Bright Idea, 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 Soaps,
Peaceful Places Photo, Karen Ponelli, Southern Yankee, T Party Antiques, Torn Edges, Katie’s Pottery, Tidings Sea Glass Designs

Hours: Wed. – Sat., Noon -4pm

Enter from the Norwalk City Hall (125 East Avenue) parking area.  Look for the red brick house with blue double front doors.


Mill Hill Historic Park

2 East Wall Street
Norwalk, CT  06851

Located at the top of a hill near the Head of the Norwalk Harbor South

On site

1835 Town House (Meeting House)

1826 Schoolhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse)

c.1740 Governor Fitch Law Office

Mill Hill Cemetery (Town House cemetery) – 3rd oldest in Norwalk

Herb Garden


The Mill Hill Historic Park grounds are open year round Sunrise to Sunset.

The buildings are open May through November during special events and by appointment.


Please click here for current admission prices



info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org ~ 203-846-0525

Mailing Address: Norwalk Historical Society,  P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT  06852

Administrative Offices: Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06852

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