The Norwich Historical Society building is closed to the public during the Covid-19 emergency. The House & Garden Tour has been postponed until 2021. If you need something from us, please send an email to: email@example.com. Thank you and be well. Sarah Rooker, Director
Podcast Driving 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. Learn more…
We welcome you!
Two meeting spaces are available by donation for nonprofits and community groups–a kitchen (10-12 people) and a meeting room (25 people). Check the calendar at the bottom of this page to see if space is available. Click here to go to the on-line reservation form.
Documenting Covid-19 in Norwich
How are you experiencing this “new normal?”
We are living in a time of immense acts of bravery and immense acts of neighborliness. NHS is gathering those stories for the archives. Learn more…
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…
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….
Our Business Sponsors
Thank you Norwich businesses!
Our business donors support our events and educational programs. We let the Upper Valley know how much they help.
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.
Norwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.