Holiday Exhibit

A Festive Bookshelf Comes to Life

A train and village and a Victorian Christmas scene provide the setting for scenes from favorite seasonal books. Events include an open house and ornament wreath and topiary workshops. Learn more… 

Community Use

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. 

Donate Today

Donate to the Annual Fund Today!

You can help us as we celebrate and enhance Norwich’s deep sense of place and community: the ties that bind each of us to the place we call home. Your funds help us offer a full calendar of programs. Click here to donate!

Digitizing Albert Nye's Diary

Join us for our first “citizen historian” history project

We have been scanning, transcribing, and researching the Albert B. Nye Civil War diary. Read more….

First Wednesdays

October – May in Norwich

This lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. This is program is sponsored in Norwich by the Historical Society and Public Library.  Learn more…

Our Business Sponsors

Our business donors support our events and educational programs. They are integral to the success of our House & Garden Tour.

Learn more about who they are and how you can link your business to NHS.

2018 Programs

There is something for everyone–Family history workshops, Local History talks, the House and Garden Tour, Sunday walking tours, the Antiques Show, and 1st Wednesdays talks. Click on the photo to go to the calendar.

Green calendar events are reserved community meetings.

Thank you to our 2018 Business Sponsors

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.