The Norwich Historical Society building is open to the public by appointment during the Covid-19 emergency. Email: email@example.com.
Walking Tours, Farm Tours, and Festivals
Walking tours, a Feast and Farm tour fundraiser, summer camp for kids, and the annual Norwich Antiques Show. A full summer of outdoor events. Full calendar of events here….
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…
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…
New Comic Book
Rivers & Mills
Learn about Norwich’s rivers and mills. 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….
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….
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.