Exhibits at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity
Photographs by Tony Velez
Co-Curators: Leslie Korzennik & Scott Kuykendall
In this exhibit featuring the commissioned work of the late photographer Tony Velez, the great diversity of the residents of the town of Norwalk, Connecticut, can be witnessed.
The community of Norwalk is characterized by its ability to absorb newcomers in far greater numbers than the surrounding towns. Inhabited for two centuries by “New England Yankees,” its homogeneity gave way to diversity, beginning in the 19th century as immigrants from Northern Europe made Norwalk their home.
In the 20th century, new arrivals, via the Great Migration from the Southern states to the North, contributed to Norwalk’s increasing diversification, along with new residents in later years from Europe and Latin America.
The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, and is open Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm, and during special events and by appointment for Self-Guided Tours. For more information on how to book a self-guided tour, please visit the NHS Event Calendar page.