Mary Slack’s World: The Diary of Mary Slack

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’s Sibling’s World

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 […]

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy….and Mary

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 […]

Schoolgirl Romance

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 […]

After the Diary

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 […]

Vietnam Veteran Interviews

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 […]

Digitizing the Albert Nye Diary

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 […]

Quilt Stories

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 […]

Street Smarts

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 […]

Cycles of Change: Farming in Norwich

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 […]