Current Exhibit

Back to our Routes

Have you ever wondered how Norwich’s roads got their names? Photographs, artifacts and maps explore the roads we travel every day.  Try your hand at a map puzzle. Make a memory map. Learn more… 

Walking Tours

Explore Norwich on foot. Walking tours include Mid-Century Modern Norwich, Slavery and the Civil War, and Lewiston–Norwich’s ghost hamlet. Reserve your space early as these popular tours fill quickly. Click here to go to Sign-Up Form

Street Smarts

Digitizing our Photograph Collection

Thanks to a grant from the Norwich Women’s Club, we have hired a summer intern to scan our photograph collection. Each week he writes about something interesting he has come upon while scanning. Read more….  

Digitizing Albert Nye's Diary

Join us for our first “citizen historian” history project

We have been scanning, transcribing, and researching the Albert B. Nye Civil War diary. Read more….

First Wednesdays

October – May in Norwich

This lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. This is program is sponsored in Norwich by the Historical Society and Public Library.  Learn more…

Our Business Sponsors

Our business donors support our events and educational programs. They are integral to the success of our House & Garden Tour.

Learn more about who they are and how you can link your business to NHS.

2018 Programs

There is something for everyone–Family history workshops, Local History talks, the House and Garden Tour, Sunday walking tours, the Antiques Show, and 1st Wednesdays talks. Click on the photo to go to the calendar.

Thank you to our 2018 Business Sponsors

About Us

Welcome to the Norwich Historical Society. Our mission is to foster a greater sense of place and community by presenting and sharing its collections and stories from the past. The Society maintains the historic 1807 Lewis House in the heart of Norwich’s historic downtown along with an extensive collection of artifacts, photos, and archives relating to the town’s history. Annual exhibits are mounted in the three spacious exhibit rooms on the first floor, and other special events are held at the Historical Society throughout the year. We have an active educational program with the Marion Cross School that brings elementary school students to the Lewis House to learn about more about history. Join us for walking tours of Norwich in the summer and family history workshops in the winter.

handicapped-accessibleNorwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.