Form, Function & Family:
Silver from the Norwalk Historical Society & City of Norwalk Collections

Guest Curator: Elizabeth Pratt Fox

Silver Tankard c. 1740

Silver Tankard c. 1740

From a Colonial tankard to a Federal-period tea set to an Edwardian trophy, the exhibition offers a range of silver used for drinking and eating, as well as pieces purchased for presentation gifts or awards. The 85 unique pieces of silver represent 250 years of history. The visitor will have the opportunity to open six discovery drawers that house pieces made by local silversmiths, as well as souvenir spoons made to market Norwalk. The exhibition features items that were owned or made in Norwalk and reflect the city’s cultural heritage. Pieces from the Manice deForest Lockwood Collection are featured including an engraved tankard from 1740 and a Tiffany & Co. cake basket.


Norwalk Historical Society Museum
141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
Enter from Norwalk City Hall parking area.  The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors.
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