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Norwich History A-Z: F is for Flax

This finely spun skein of flax was lovingly kept in a hand-made case for decades before being donated to the Norwich Historical Society. The accompanying tag reveals that the […]

Holiday Exhibit and Workshops

A Seasonal Festive Bookshelf

A fun-filled celebration of seasonal books about snowflakes, animals in winter and holiday traditions. A full train display with village celebrates stories including The Polar Express […]

Norwich History A – Z: E is for Epaulette


Perhaps Norwich’s most famous military hero would be Admiral George Albert Converse. Admiral Converse was born in Norwich in 1844 and attended Norwich University. During the Civil War he […]

Norwich History A – Z: D is for Duster


Can you imagine driving around on Vermont’s unpaved roads in an automobile completely open to the elements with no windshields, no side windows, no roofs, and no doors? It […]

Norwich History A – Z: C is for Chain

Have you ever looked at an old deed for your property and noticed that it was measured in rods and chains?  This chain might have measured your land. During […]

Norwich History A – Z: B is for Brand

Traces of red paint are still visible on these handmade sheep brands bearing the initials of Abel Bicknell, whose sheep roamed some of the 130 acres of land he […]

Norwich History A – Z: A is for Adze

This simple tool has sat on the shelf in the NHS shed for years. It’s a humble tool, not used much in everyday life today. But a close look […]

Advice for Historic Home Owners

Have you just bought an older home? Wondering how to maintain it, renovate, or how to make it more weathertight? Here are some resources.

How to Preserve Your Historic Building

Maintenance […]

Digitizing the Albert Nye Diary

Ella Lubell joined us as a volunteer this summer to transcribe and research the diary of Albert B. Nye. She wrote a series of blog posts to share her […]

NHS Photograph Collection

We have begun scanning our photograph collection and putting them on Flickr. Our first Flickr album contains all our Norwich street photographs. We will be adding another album of […]

Taking a Stand in Norwich

In 2018, 7th-grade students at Richmond Middle School examined the Norwich Female Abolition Society minute book and associated primary sources to consider how the women took a stand against […]

Back to Our Routes

Have you ever wondered how the roads we traverse got their names?
Our new exhibit takes you on a journey through Norwich and to the past to learn about the […]