Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

by admin on August 16, 2014


In celebration of Black History Month

Lecture – Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History

Presented by local researcher and historian, Madeleine D. Eckert

A slide lecture presentation utilizing a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating 18th 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.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

(snow date: Sunday, February 21, 2016)


2 sessions

1:00pm and 3:00pm


Norwalk Historical Society Museum

141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

(front entrance from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT

The museum is located in a red brick house with blue double front doors)

Admission: Free

Limited seating, advanced reservation is required

info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or 203-846-0525.

Reception after each lecture


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

2/10/2016 – Noon – 4pm

2/11/2016 – Noon – 4pm

2/12/2016 – Noon – 4pm

2/13/2016 – 1 – 5pm

Regular Hours – Winter 2015/2016

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



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.


Gift Shop!

Shop local and purchase one of a kind, handcrafted items by Fairfield County artists -  jewelry, pottery, prints, paintings, soaps, lamps, sun-catchers, clothing

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 Soaps,
Peaceful Places Photo, Karen Ponelli, Southern Yankee, T Party Antiques, Torn Edges

Also available: Norwalk Historical Society themed gifts – Mugs, T-shirts, Sweat shirts, aprons, hand towels, ornament, soaps

books, children’s toys and games



info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org ~ 203-846-0525

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

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