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May 2019

Teacher Happy Hour at Mill Hill Historic Park

May 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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!!! Calling all Norwalk Teachers !!! Join the Norwalk Historical Society at Mill Hill Historic Park for a Norwalk Teacher Happy Hour! This free event for Norwalk teachers includes wine, snacks and a sneak peak at the new exhibit: EDUCATING NORWALK: History of Norwalk Schools 1650-1870 RSVP to programs@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org by Friday, May 24 Must show Norwalk School ID at door. Limited parking on site. Overflow parking across the street- follow signs.

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June 2019

Secret Codes of Early America

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Join historian Richard Hubert for “Secret Codes of Early America” on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse – 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Discover the secret codes used during the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Learn how the codes were created, how they worked, and how they were broken! Mr. Hubert will dive into crypto analysis, cipher wheels, book codes, the Culper Spy Ring code, invisible ink, and much…

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CT Open House Day 2019 – Exhibit Opening: “Caught in the Crosshairs: The Secret of the Norden Bombsight”

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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The Norwalk Historical Society will be taking part in CT Open House Day 2019 on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  Free admission for all! View the new exhibit, "Caught in the Crosshairs: The Secret of the Norden Bombsight". “Caught in the Crosshairs: The Secret of the Norden Bombsight” explores the history behind the Norden Bombsight which was an American technological breakthrough that enabled the military to target bombs with unprecedented precision…

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Revolutionary Connecticut Beer & Cider Tasting

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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We are extending our Early Bird Ticket Price until Tuesday, June 18!!!! Beer connoisseur, Gregg Glaser, is back at the Norwalk Historical Society to host a revolutionary beer and cider tasting! Step back in time to the 1770s for a “Revolutionary Connecticut Beer & Cider Tasting” on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse. Explore the history of beer, cider, the Colonial era tavern and its connection to the American Revolution!…

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Norwalk Make Music Day 2019

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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FREE EVENT! Mill Hill Historic Park is happy to be one of the venues for Norwalk Make Music Day 2019, a world wide music celebration! From 6:30pm - 8:00pm on the grounds of Mill Hill Historic Park, The Spirit of Black Rock Fife and Drum Corp will regale everyone with early American and Patriotic songs! Learn how these songs shaped the development of American music and how they were used during the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the…

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The Battle and Burning of Norwalk, July 11, 1779 Slide Lecture

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Join local historian and longtime Norwalk Historical Society Board Member, Ed Eckert, as he presents the slide lecture "The Battle and Burning of Norwalk, July 11, 1779" on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society’s Mill Hill Historic Park Townhouse – 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at https://battleofnorwalklecture.brownpapertickets.com/ , at the door the day of the lecture, or by calling 203-846-0525. A reception will follow the lecture. This…

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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration at Mill Hill Historic Park

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Celebrate Independence Day at Mill Hill Historic Park! Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm. FREE EVENT!! Schedule of Events: 12:00pm - 1:30pm: Opening of the new exhibit "The History of Norwalk Schools: 1650 - 1870" in the one-room Downtown District Schoolhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park.  School Master Benedict will be leading lessons in penmanship with quill and ink, reading from the hornbook and arithmetic on slates! Kids & adults- experience school in 1826! 1:30pm - 2:15pm: Annual…

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240th Anniversary Battle and Burning of Norwalk Living History Day

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Remembering the Battle against the British. Travel back in time to July 11, 1779! Join uniformed living historians from the Second Continental Light Dragoons, French Military Officer Chastelleux as well as the British 9th and 23rd Regiments of Foot and Loyalists from the 1st New Jersey Volunteers for a Living History Day commemorating the 240th Battle and Burning of Norwalk. Events throughout the day include: 11:00am - Site opens to the public 11:30am- Libation Memorial Ceremony for All Veterans 12:30pm…

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August 2019

A Mill Hill Garden Party w/ Sheila & Ray

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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FREE EVENT! Part of Norwalk's First Friday Mill Hill Historic Park 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT Friday, August 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM It’s a summer garden party and open house at Mill Hill Historic Park! Featuring talented Norwalk Natives, Sheila Fabrizio on vocals, and Ray Simonelli on guitar/vocals. The “Greek Style Grill” Food Truck will be there from 6pm to 8:15pm, and the Norwalk Historical Society will be selling wine on the premises(BYOBeer). Summer beach…

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September 2019

The Sally: The Adventures of a Norwalk Sloop During the American Revolution

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851 United States
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Discover Norwalk’s maritime involvement during the War of Independence on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00pm during the slide lecture: “The Sally: The Adventures of a Norwalk Sloop During the American Revolution”. The lecture presented by local historian and longtime Norwalk Historical Society Board Member, Madeleine Eckert, will take place at the Townhouse at Mill Hill Historic Park – 2 East Wall Street Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased online at: https://thesally.brownpapertickets.com/ Tickets can also be purchased…

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