2019 Norwich University Exhibit

Norwich University turns 200 this year.  Our exhibit examines the impact of having a military university located in the center of Norwich. Imagine cadets marching up and down the […]

2019 Schooling Exhibit


In the 19th century, the Norwich Landscape was dotted with one-room schoolhouses. They were a testament to the dispersed nature of settlement and to the value placed on education.


This […]

Back to Our Routes

Have you ever wondered how the roads we traverse got their names?
Our new exhibit takes you on a journey through Norwich and to the past to learn about the […]

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    Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A New Architectural Style Comes to Norwich

Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A New Architectural Style Comes to Norwich

This exhibit tells the story of the architects and artists who came to Norwich in the decades following World War II, building in the latest modern styles and materials […]

Labors of the Year: The 1934 Diary of Paul Metcalf

For many families living in Norwich during the 1930s farming was a way of life. After moving from Hartford, VT to Norwich in 1901, Otis and Hattie (Dutton) Metcalf […]

Early American Decoration

A Retrospective of the Historical Decorative Art of Polly Forcier

Through October 31

The Society is pleased to present a retrospective of the […]

Poets and the Past Exhibit

The Norwich Historical Society asked local poets to browse through our collections, find something that captured their imagination and compose a poem about it. The results are as varied […]

The Holidays at NHS

A festive Victorian Holiday at the Norwich Historical Society!
The Lewis House has been transformed for the holidays with lots of surprises and fun for the whole family! Come […]

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 […]

In Service to the Country

Veterans of Norwich, Vermont
An exhibit of photos by Chad Finer
Currently on display at the Norwich Historical Society

This exhibit highlights the work of Chad Finer as part of his series […]