These popular programs venture out into town to explore the area’s history. Learn about the people who once lived in the area through stories, old maps, and photographs.  Reserve your place in advance by filling in the form below.  These popular tours fill fast.

Civil War Norwich

July 8, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

In the years leading up to the Civil War, Norwich residents wrestled with the issue of anti-slavery. While some community members took a stand for their beliefs in anti-slavery, others disagreed. This tour explores the variety of perspectives in these antebellum years and tells the story of how the community came together during the war. Tour begins and ends at the Norwich Congregational Church.

Mid-Century Modern Norwich

August 19, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

This tour is full. We are looking at how to add another date to our schedule. If you wish to attend a Mid-Century Modern Norwich walking tour, email us at: info@norwichhistory.org

Between 1945 and 1974, low-slung homes of the style now known as Mid-Century Modern were built on the hillsides in Norwich.  Often architect-designed, these homes featured the abundant windows and open interiors that were seen as solutions to the needs of  modern, postwar American family life. This tour explores the circle of architects, artists, scholars, and doctors who came to Norwich (and Dartmouth) during and after World War II had their influence on the community and its landscape. Tour begins up on Elm Street at the intersection of Hopson Road.

Lewiston: Norwich’s Ghost Hamlet

September 9, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00 pm

This tour is full. We’ll be sure to offer the tour again next summer!

Walk right into the past to the site of the former hamlet of Lewiston which was part of the town of Norwich and located on the Vermont side of the Ledyard Bridge. The houses and shops that comprised Lewiston were bulldozed in 1967 to make way for the new I-91 interchange and the road into town was re-routed. The tour follows the old route from Norwich to Lewiston and includes a visit to the railroad station. Maps, photos and reminiscences of those who knew it will bring this bit of history alive. Wear sturdy walking shoes and be prepared for some good exercise. 

Pomponoosuc Walking Tour

October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm

This tour is full. We’ll be sure to offer the tour again next summer!

Explore the waterways and railway neighborhood around the Pomponoosuc.

Admission: $5.00 (free for Society members!)

Space is limited so PLEASE call or email to reserve a spot: 802-649-0124 or info@norwichhistory.org.

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