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…
Summer 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.
House & Garden Tour
The Art of the Past; Saturday, June 23
This year’s House & Garden tour is a stroll down Main Street from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tour six historic houses, see plein air painting in the gardens, enjoy a reception at NHS at 6:30 p.m. Learn more and buy tickets here…
September 15, 2018
Join us for our 14th Annual Norwich Antiques Show held under the big tent on the grounds of Norwich Historical Society. Enjoy antiques, wonderful food, music, and an Antiques Road Show. 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.
Thank you to our 2018 Business Sponsors
Welcome to the Norwich Historical Society. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the town of Norwich, the Lewis House and the collections therein, and to foster a greater sense of appreciation and respect for our shared heritage. 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.
Norwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.