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 in the 19th Century

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

Elizabeth (Betsy) Pratt Fox has assisted institutions with exhibition planning and implementation, institutional assessments and planning and collection assessment. Prior to forming her consulting company in 1997, she worked at the Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut Landmarks, Wadsworth Atheneum and The Connecticut Historical Society. Her projects have won awards from the Connecticut Humanities Council, Decorative Arts Society and the Association for the Study of State and Local History. The Connecticut League of History Organizations selected her to present several full-day workshops on curatorship and collection care and management and exhibition development. She served on the Board of the Connecticut League of History Organizations. She is a Mentor for the StEPS-CT program, an advisor for the Peer Advisor Network at the Connecticut Office of Culture and Tourism and chairs the Cheshire Historic District Commission. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and a M.A. in Art History from Tulane University.