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Grand Opening – “Norwalk’s Changing Communities” Exhibition
November 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Register to View the New Exhibition: “Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000BC – 1835” during the Grand Opening
- REGISTER IN ADVANCE
- Grand Opening: Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Self-guided tours of the exhibit every half hour. Please register in advance
- Mill Hill Historic Park is located at 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT. Handicapped and limited mobility parking on site only. Follow blue parking signs to general parking across the street at the HSC building on the corner of East Wall Street and Park Street.
- Please read our visitor guidelines below before registering.
Explore the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000BC – 1835” in the old town meeting house at Mill Hill Historic Park.
“Norwalk’s Changing Communities 13,000 BC – 1835”, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox, explores the area’s history from the end of the Ice Age in 10,000 BC through 1835. This comprehensive, interactive exhibition is family friendly with hands-on activities and games. Learn about the arrival of the first people of Norwalk, the Indigenous People, their contact with the Europeans and the development of Norwalk during the 17th and 18th centuries as well as during the dawn of the industrial age. Discover how community, work, and home changed over this period and how the people who lived in Norwalk adapted to those changes.
The exhibition was funded in part by grants from Connecticut Humanities and the City of Norwalk Historical Commission.
About the Curator: Elizabeth Fox has assisted clients with institutional assessments and planning, collection assessment, and exhibition planning and implementation. Prior to forming her consulting company in 1997, she worked at the Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut Landmarks, Wadsworth Atheneum and The Connecticut Historical Society. Her projects have won awards from the Connecticut Humanities, Association for the Study of Connecticut History, Connecticut League of History Organizations and the Association for the Study of State and Local History. The Connecticut League of History Organizations selected her to present several full-day workshops on curatorship and collection care and management and she has mentored twelve museums under the StEPS-CT program of the Connecticut Humanities and the Connecticut League. In addition to project management, she has been successful in assisting institutions as they seek the necessary funding to implement their projects. She served as a Peer Advisor, Connecticut Office of Culture and Tourism and chaired the Cheshire Historic District Commission. She sat on the Board of the Connecticut League of History Organizations for six years. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Art History from Tulane University.
The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. To Donate or become a Member visit: https://norwalkhistoricalsociety.org/join-donate/
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Mill Hill Historic Park Visitor Guidelines
The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff are our highest priority. Therefore, we continue to implement the State of Connecticut’s regulations, CDC guidelines, and industry standards for best museum practices during the ongoing pandemic with the following rules and measures established for your visit.
• All visitors will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status when inside the Mill Hill Historic Park buildings.
• If you have a medical condition that keeps you from wearing a mask, we ask you to please visit at a later date when it is deemed safe for visitors not to wear a mask.
• If you do not have a mask available, or your mask is deemed ineffective, the Norwalk Historical Society will make a disposable mask available to you.
• To allow for social distancing in the town meetinghouse, you must register online and in advance for a self-guided tour time slot. We will not be able to accept walk-ins at this time. If you arrive without a ticket, we will ask you to visit our website at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org/events and register before entering.
• We will be limiting the number of visitors to facilitate safe social distancing using timed and delayed entry.
• Social distancing shall be required for all staff, volunteers and visitors. Social distancing means keeping 6 feet apart from guests, docents, and staff at all times during your visit.
• Bathrooms will accommodate 1 person at any given time.
• The Norwalk Historical Society will make hand sanitizer available at entrances, exits and common areas.
• We are taking precautions in cleaning common areas with EPA approved cleaning products. Sanitary wipes and trash cans will be available in the restrooms to avoid direct contact on commonly used surfaces.
• All visitors will have to agree to these regulations before purchasing tickets to Mill Hill Historic Park buildings.