Call for Artifacts: Smith Street Jail Exhibit

The Norwalk Historical Society and Norwalk Historical Commission calls on the community for historic objects and artifact donations to be featured in the forthcoming permanent exhibit in the Smith Street Jail entitled “Miserable vagrants, petty thieves and scamps: a history of crime in Norwalk.”

We are actively seeking photographs, mugshots, documents, memorabilia and ephemera pertaining to crime, punishment and the police. While particular emphasis is on the pre-1940 era and Norwalk specifically, we are interested in viewing or hearing about all items that fall within the above categories regardless of location or time period.

If you have an item that fits the criteria above, please click on the Object Discovery Form below. If you have more than one item, please complete a form for each item.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2021

Once your form(s) has been reviewed, a member of the Norwalk Historical Society will email or call you to discuss your items.

Additional questions, please contact the Norwalk Historical Society at: or call 203-846-0525