The Norwich Historical Society building is open to the public by appointment during the Covid-19 emergency. Email: 

Community Circles Project

Norwich responds to COVID-19

We all move in our circle of friends, family, and neighbors. See the mural at Dan & Whit’s. Read more…

Documenting COVID-19 in Norwich

How are you experiencing this “new normal?”

We are living in a time of immense acts of bravery and a renewal of neighborliness. NHS is gathering those stories for the archives. Learn more…

Podcast Driving Tours

History Tours

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…

Hunts & Tours

Getting Out: Norwich Hunts & Tours

Want to get out and explore Norwich?  Download these worksheets, grab a pencil and clipboard and head on out. Scavenger hunts and self-guided walking tours are online here….

2020 Online Exhibit

Exhibit Celebrates Women’s Activism

Our 2020 exhibit celebrates 200 years of women crafting community. Learn about their efforts to support abolition, temperance, and suffrage.  Learn more…

Becoming Norwich

Comic Book and Podcast for Kids

Learn about Norwich’s early years.  Download the podcast, comic book, and map. Grab a pencil and clipboard for sketching and head on out for a tour. Materials are online here….

About Us

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.

handicapped-accessibleNorwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.

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.