Upcoming Events and Exhibits

by admin on September 16, 2014

Opening Reception

Two New Exhibits!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Free and open to the public

RSVP: info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org





  • Americana exhibit features a collection of Revolutionary and Civil War era artifacts representing a piece of Norwalk’s cultural heritage during those times.


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).


“Let Freedom Ring!” National Bell Ringing Ceremony

Monday, July 4, 2016



  • Guest Speakers – Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Bob Duff
  • Reading of selected sections of the Declaration of Independence -  City of Norwalk Town Clerk, Rick McQuaid
  • Bell Ringing – 13 tolls
  • Announcement of each of the original 13 colonies
  • National Anthem


Light Refreshments immediately following

Admission is free and open to the public




Meet the Artist

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

Artist of the Month for June, 2016

Karen Ponelli

Karen Ponelli translates beauty and peacefulness of nature through paint.  Living on the shoreline of Connecticut is a constant inspiration for her.  The changing tides, skies, sunsets and all things relating to nature — whether it is marshlands and wildlife or beautiful wildflowers — are the subjects of her works.


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:

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum gift shop is light filled and inviting!  Our shop showcases the work of over 15 local 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

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Hours

Regular Hours:

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

Norwalk Historical Society Museum Admission


Adults – $5, Seniors (age 65+) – $3

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


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


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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