Upcoming Events and Exhibits

by admin on September 16, 2014

“Hunt for History” Scavenger Hunt @ the Norwalk Historical Society Continues!

Join in a  two week “Hunt for History” scavenger hunt. Pick up a clues booklet on Saturday, April 23, Sunday, April 24 or Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. The clues booklet is also available for download here.

Venue: Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Parking available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The Museum is the red brick house with blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Dept.

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, Noon-4pm

On Saturday, May 7, 2016 submit your completed clues booklet at the “Colonial History Day Celebration” at Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT, by 3:00pm to be entered into a drawing for prizes! Prize drawing to be held at 3:30pm You must be present to win.

Check out the article from The Hour!


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A new film by Connecticut filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton

Enough to Live On:  The Arts of the WPA

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5:30pm -  Reception

6:30pm -  Screening

Introduced by the filmmakers with a Q&A following the film.

Filmmakers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films will screen their most recent film “Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA” – an “essay in film” celebrating the 80th anniversary of the creation of the WPA and the Federal Arts Project that used art, theatre, writing, and music to reignite the soul of an America caught in the grip of the Great Depression.  This film features more than 70 works of art of the Depression era, as as archival footage of American artists at work helping to rebuild our nation.

Venue:

Norwalk Community College
PepsiCo Theater – 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Free Admission

Sponsored by Norwalk Arts Commission, Norwalk Historical Society, Westport Historical Society and Norwalk Community College

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The Norwalk Historical Society and Crystal Theatre will be participating in Norwalk’s Ultimate Block Party on May 5, 2016 from 5-8pm.  Look for our tent on the Mathews Park Great Lawn where we will be presenting a living history tour of Pine Island Cemetery.

Hosted by Stepping Stones Museum for Children, in partnership with Norwalk ACTS and the Ultimate Block Party, Norwalk’s Ultimate Block Party is a FREE outdoor event just outside the museum in Mathews Park featuring games, live music, animals, educational activities and fun for the entire family!

Location:
Mathews Park Great Lawn, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06850

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Colonial History Day Celebration

Saturday, May 7, 2016

2:00-3:00pm

*Jim’s Ice Cream Truck
*Lessons in the One Room “Little Red Schoolhouse”
*Colonial Story time
*Tours of Governor Fitch Law Office & Herb Garden

3:00-4:00pm

*Crystal Theatre performs the musical “Daughters of Liberty”
*”Hunt for History” Prize Drawing!

Admission: FREE

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

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Meet the Artist

A monthly program featuring local Fairfield County artists and artisans from the Norwalk Historical Society Museum’s gift shop.

Artists of the Month for April, 2016

Kiki Verveniotis of

Kiki & Pooky and go lightly collection

Ms. Verveniotis s a local clothing designer and seamstress.

Venue:

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

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2016 Little Red Schoolhouse Program Registration Open!

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

Program is also open to non-school groups.

Contact us for additional information.

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Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Norwalk Historical Society Museum- 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  - Entry only from Norwalk City Hall parking lot area at 125 East Avenue.

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

 

 

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

Gift Shop:

April Spring Sale!

15% discount on select T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, aprons, totes, and vintage toys

 

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours

Regular Hours:

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

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Admission

Admission:

Adults – $5, Seniors (age 65+) – $3

Student (ages 6-22) – $3, Child under 5 years old – FREE

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Mill Hill Historic Park

 

Mill Hill Historic Park2 East Wall Street, Norwalk, CT

1835 Town House (Meeting House), 1826 Schoolhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse), 1740 Governor Fitch Law Office, and Mill Hill Cemetery (3rd oldest in Norwalk).

Mill Hill Historic Park Museum Hours

Mill Hill Historic Park grounds open April – December, 7am to Sunset

Building tours are by appointment .  See Museum Admission for fees

Mill Hill Historic Park Museum Admission

Adults: $5, Seniors (age 65+): $3

Student (ages 6-22 ): $3, Child under 3 years old: Free

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Norwalk Work Progress Administration (WPA) Mural Tours

Norwalk has one of the largest collections of restored Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals in the country. Artists employed by the government during the Great Depression created 46 murals; 31 are at Norwalk City Hall. Many of the Norwalk City Hall murals depict scenes of Norwalk at work between 1935 and 1941.

Directions: Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT  06851, 203-854-3200

In partnership with the Norwalk Arts Commission

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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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One hundred fifty years ago, in the summer of 1862, President Lincoln faced the specter of defeat. When Lincoln called for volunteers, a thousand men from Fairfield County enlisted in the 17th Connecticut to save the Union.

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