Sunday, January 19th


Barbara MacAdam, the Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, will be the speaker-“New England Likenesses Plain and Fancy: The Hutchinson-Loveland Portraits in Context.”

The Historical Society recently purchased six oil paintings of the Hutchinson-Loveland families by Rosewell Tenney Smith, circa 1846. This purchase was made possible thanks to the generosity of good friends and funds from the William B. and Nancy P. Osgood Fund for Collections.

Both families were among the earliest to settle in Norwich. The Hutchinsons were the first of two families to winter in Norwich in 1775 in a log hut by the present-day Ledyard Bridge. The Lovelands arrived in 1779 and were described as model farmers of high integrity.