The Norwich Historical Society building is open to the public year-round on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 1-4pm and by appointment. Masks are required inside. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for research inquiries or appointment.
Mending Spaces Between
NEW EXHIBIT and PROGRAMS
Reflections and Contemplations
A vandalized Bible in the collection provides opportunities to reflect and contemplate about how we can learn from the past. 22 artists respond to questions about how we can mend our world.
Open from 1-4pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays until November 30.
Tour Norwich’s working farms and hill farms by bicycle or car. Enjoy a history podcast, exhibits, games, and food along the way. Sponsor yourself or a team of bicyclists and provide meals through the Vermont Food Bank. Read more….
Interested in Norwich history? Genealogy? The history of your house or land? Want to just explore the old photographs or maps? There are videos on Norwich’s schoolhouses and farming. It’s all online here. Learn more…
Norwich Photographs Online
Historic Street and Schoolhouse Photos
We have scanned thousands of the photographs in our collection. All our street photographs and school photographs are now on Flickr. See the collection on Flickr online here….
Podcast Driving Tours
History Tours and Comic Book Companions
Three historical driving tours of Norwich. Each podcast has between 8-10 stops and lasts a little over an hour. Download a map and the tour onto your phone. Flip through the comic book. Learn more…
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.