Our Mission

Norwich Historical Society cultivates a vibrant sense of place and community through discovering, preserving, and sharing the history of Norwich.

Our Vision

Norwich residents are grounded in their local history and landscape. They understand that history can deepen their connections to each other and their community. As a result, they are more engaged citizens and better stewards of their community and
the world.

Our Strategic Plan (2023 – 2026)

Norwich Historical Society’s (NHS) 5-year strategic plan was just coming to an end when the COVID- 19 emergency arrived. The pandemic compelled NHS to lean into its mission to find what was true about it, lean into community needs, and lean into being place- based. The relevance of civic life to our mission became a core tenet as we began a new plan in 2022.

We therefore engaged in a community-based process to inform our new strategic plan, which places Norwich Historical Society at the center of the community. To move toward making this ideal a reality, we revised our mission statement and designed a new vision. We recognize challenges and opportunities in the community and see them as an invitation to steward, connect, and sustain our community.