To benefit the care, heating, and maintenance of the Historical Society’s Lewis House and heating assistance in Norwich through the Citizens Assistance Fund.

Keep Norwich Warm this Winter!



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January 27: Abenaki and Indigenous Family and Community HistoryPresented by Donna and John Moody, Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions

Donna L. Moody is the Director and John Moody is the Project Coordinator and Ethnohistorian for Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions. Their talk will focus on Norwich and the surrounding communities.

February 3: From Norwich to the Winter Olympics, 6:30 pm
Presented by Mike and Joe Holland.

Mike Holland was a five time U.S. national champion. Holland competed in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Joe Holland was the leading U.S. Nordic combined skier in the late 1980s to early 1990s (4 time national champion) and competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Holland also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mike and Joe will share stories and photographs of their Olympic experiences.

February 10: Vermont’s Poor Laws During a Disastrous Year of Climate Change: The Story of Joseph Smith’s Family, 6:30 pm

Presented by Mark Staker, Master Curator, Historic Sites Division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

What do climate change, Joseph Smith, and Norwich have in common? Mark Staker will tell the story and share his research into this influential period of Joseph Smith’s life.

February 17: Norwich Then and Now Quiz Show, 6:30 pm
Presented by Sarah Rooker, Director of Norwich Historical Society

How well do you know Norwich? Interested in learning more? Join us for a fun evening where you get to participate in identifying some mystery landmarks, trying your hand at some trivia (how many ice cream cones does D&W sell in a summer?), and hearing some great stories.

February 24: Foraging in the Fields and Forests of Norwich, 6:30 pm
Presented by Brie Swenson, Norwich Recreation Department and Craig Layne, Norwich Conservation Commission

Have you wondered about those fiddleheads and ramps you see at the Coop? Now is your chance to learn how to find them yourself. Brie will also share some favorite recipes and plan a follow-up hike for the spring.






Part of the “Democracy Begins at Home” project and supported by the Vermont Humanities and the Norwich Women’s Club.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily
represent those of the Vermont Humanities.