The Little Red Schoolhouse Program Tours

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2021 - 2022 Tours

Offered Monday - Friday

$60 per class (up to 25 students)

Ages: Elementary and Middle School

Chaperones: One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. Chaperones must remain with students at all times and actively supervise the visit. Complimentary admission for teachers and adult chaperones.

Tour includes a visit to the Downtown District One-Room school, the Governor Fitch Law Office, and the new exhibition "Norwalk's Changing Communities - 13,000 BC - 1835"

Step into the mid 1700s in the Law Office of Governor Thomas Fitch. Explore everyday life in the colonial era with a visit to the home's kitchen, cellar, and attic bedroom. What did people eat? How did they make sure their food did not spoil? What did a bedroom look like?

The second half of the tour will take place in the 1826 one-room schoolhouse. Learn about a typical school day in the mid 1800s. What subjects did the children learn? What did their school supplies look like? How did they have fun during recess?

Explore the exhibit, "Norwalk's Changing Communities: 13,000BC - 1835". Select which section of the exhibit you would like the tour guide to focus on:

  • The End of the Ice Age
  • The First People After the Ice Age
  • European Exploration and Contact with Indigenous People
  • English Settlement to Seaside Village
  • The Battle of Norwalk and Its Aftermath
    • Bonus Video: "Norwalk History - All Around You!" Discover the history that's hiding in your school's neighborhood!
      Video link emailed to teacher once registered.

      Norwalk History Resources for your Classroom

      Download the full-color Little Red Schoolhouse Guidebook.

      The guidebook contains lessons and activities to assist with teaching about:

      Native Americans in Norwalk
      European Contact & Early Norwalk Settlers
      Revolutionary War
      Burning and Battle of Norwalk

      The guidebook also includes pre and post visit activities for the Governor Fitch Law Office & the Downtown District One-Room Schoolhouse." rel="noopener" target="_blank">Download the full-color Little Red Schoolhouse Guidebook. The guidebook contains lessons and activities to assist with teaching about:
      Native Americans in Norwalk
      European Contact & Early Norwalk Settlers
      Revolutionary War
      Burning and Battle of Norwalk
      The guidebook also includes pre and post visit activities for the Governor Fitch Law Office & the Downtown District One-Room Schoolhouse.

      Register as soon as possible, dates fill up quickly!

For More Information Contact

Program Coordinator -  Samantha Kulish-Fargione
Email: Norwalk Historical Society
Call: 203-846-0525

Price

$60.00 per class (Up to 25 students)

Make check payable to: Norwalk Historical Society.  Mail to: Norwalk Historical Society, P.O. Box 1640, Norwalk, CT  06852