The Norwich Historical Society building is open to the public year-round on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4pm and by appointment. Email to for research inquiries or appointment. 

Online Collections Catalog

Our collection of historic photographs, maps, manuscripts, books, and artifacts is now online in a searchable database.

Click here to search the catalog…

The Weather Diaries

1873 & 2023
Two diaries; 150 years apart

Monthly reports from the weather diaries, comparing temperature, snow cover, frost dates and other weather information.

Click here to go to the diaries…

Roger Blake

We mourn the tragic loss of our long-term friend, mentor, and volunteer at Norwich Historical Society, Roger Blake.

To make a donation or read more…

Norwich History Research

Archives, maps, articles and 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…

Thank you Norwich businesses!

Our business donors support our events and educational programs. We let the Upper Valley know how much they help.
Learn more about who they are and how you can link your business to NHS.

About Us

Welcome to the Norwich Historical Society. Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant sense of place and community through discovering, preserving, and sharing the history of Norwich.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.