Meet Lauren Pidgeon, a Hanover High student from Norwich who is interested in our community’s history.
She is exploring the world of Mary Slack, a 15-year-old schoolgirl who kept a […]
Mary writes about many family members in her diary. It became clear that not all of her siblings were living at home. The 1860 census shows that the Slacks […]
Have you read Little Women? Louisa May Alcott published it over the course of 1868 and 1869, just three years after Mary kept her diary! Little Women is a […]
As a teenage girl in 1865, Mary’s days at school were coming to an end. As I wrote in my last post, most girls Mary’s age were heading to […]
When we last left Mary, she was deeply upset over her father’s punishment which forbid James and Mary from ever seeing each other again. Although Mary ended her diary […]
In winter 2018-2019 Marion Cross 6th graders interviewed six local Vietnam veterans who shared their stories of courage, determination, duty, and empathy.
The Vietnam Memorial outside Tracy Hall honors the […]
Ella Lubell joined us as a volunteer this summer to transcribe and research the diary of Albert B. Nye. She wrote a series of blog posts to share her […]
In 1976 the Norwich Women’s Club members pieced a quilt in recognition of the country’s bicentennial. Each week this fall we will be sharing photographs and stories related to the […]
Thanks to grants from the Norwich Women’s Club, we hired Kevin Hybels to begin digitizing our photograph collection. Kevin is a Norwich resident and a history major at Cornell […]
A story of our rich agricultural heritage
Cycles of Change: Farming in Norwich was a project of the Norwich Historic Preservation Commission in collaboration with the Norwich Historical Society. The […]