Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Norwalk Historical Society Museum

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum was opened on December 5, 2015 in the former Lockwood House, built in 1973.  Manice deForest Lockwood and his cousin Julia Belden Lockwood generously donated the funds to build the house, which was designed by Margaret Hoyt Smith.  Manice and Julia wanted to ensure their family heirlooms, which were passed down from several generations of the Lockwood families, could be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.

In 1997, the collection was moved to a new location in South Norwalk (41 North main Street) and opened as the Norwalk Museum.  The Norwalk Museum operated out of this location until May, 2012, when it was closed.

The Norwalk Historical Society along with the Norwalk Historical Commission moved the collection back to the former Lockwood House and renamed it the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.  With this move, the archives, genealogy and unframed photographs was placed with the  “History Room” located at the Norwalk Public Library Main branch (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT).

Items from the four collection: City of Norwalk, Lockwood family, Norwalk Historical Society and the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Norwalk-Village Green Chapter, will be rotated to tell unique stories about Norwalk and it’s residents through out time.

The Norwalk Historical Society administrative offices and gift shop are operated out of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum (141 East Ave., Norwalk, CT).

Hours

Special Hours:

 

Regular Hours

Wednesday - Saturday
Noon – 4:00pm.
Closed holidays and special events

Admission

Self-guided tour

Adults (12 – 64 years old ): $5

Seniors (65 years old & up): $3

Students  (6-22 years old): $3

Children under 5 years old: Free

Gift Shop

Contains one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items by Connecticut artists,
Norwalk-themed logo items, books, vintage children’s toys & games. Get more details HERE.

Location

141 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT

Front entrance accessible only from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Ave., Norwalk, CT.
The Museum is in the red brick house with double blue front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Dept. building.