Exhibits at Fodor Farm
Three Exhibits at Fodor Farm
Curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox
The History of Fodor Farm
Explores the history of ownership and use of the property from the time the house was built in 1802 until today with an emphasis on the Fodor family, the longest owners of the property.
Saving Fodor Farm
Tells the story of the grassroots movement to stop the farm from being developed into a 48-house subdivision. The exhibit traces the story through the plans for the development, the rallying of the Save the Farm group, the city taking the land through eminent domain and the success of open land proponents, historic preservationists and the city to develop the site for all the residents of Norwalk.
Fodor Farm Through The Lens Of Dan Lenore
Features photographs of the farm taken in 2006-07 by the Norwalk photographer Dan Lenore. Intrigued by the remains of a once active farm, he documented the farm before the transformation into a park. Working in both black and white and color, he captured the serenity of the site with its empty house and barn, fields and trees.
In addition, objects from the Norwalk Historical Society and the City of Norwalk collections have been installed in both the house and the barn.
Note: Fodor Farm buildings are open only for special events