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Uncovering Norwich’s Vandalized Bible


The Discovery of Norwich's Vandalized Bible: A Message from the Past Presented by Sarah Rooker, Director of Norwich Historical Society; Presented on January 26, 2023 Just before Covid, volunteers at [...]

Uncovering Norwich’s Vandalized Bible2023-02-03T09:08:57-07:00



In January Ebenezer tracks the temperature, noting the days as pleasant even in the deep cold of winter. He notes traveling to “the River,” which was the Connecticut River [...]


The Weather Diaries


The Weather Diaries: 1873 - 2023 Ebenezer Brown lived on Beaver Meadow Road in Norwich from 1806 - 1874. Between 1867 and 1874 he kept a daily [...]

The Weather Diaries2023-01-31T11:44:31-07:00

Norwich Village Stories


Over the years there have been many businesses in downtown Norwich. In this clip Norwich resident Richard Barrett talks about his memories of various businesses along Main Street. One [...]

Norwich Village Stories2023-01-23T09:07:13-07:00

Winter Work in Norwich


Two important tasks that many people have done over the years in winter in Norwich are collecting maple syrup and harvesting ice. "This sap bucket comes from our [...]

Winter Work in Norwich2023-01-23T09:15:14-07:00

Farming in Norwich


For many years most people in Norwich lived on farms. Because of this, it is not surprising that one of the most commonly discussed topics in the video and [...]

Farming in Norwich2023-01-23T09:11:30-07:00

Stories from Beaver Meadow


Some of the VHS tapes recently digitized included interviews with Elsie Sniffin, who lived in Beaver Meadow from 1959 until her death in 2008 and was a passionate historian [...]

Stories from Beaver Meadow2023-01-23T09:19:52-07:00
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