After Mr. Stanley’s passing in 2009, the Norwich Historical Society’s Board of Directors solicited volunteers to form a committee to determine the most appropriate way to commemorate his passion for promoting Norwich History.
From April to August, the Norwich Historical Society hosts free walking tours of Norwich on the second Saturday of the month. These walking tours encompass a wide variety of themes in Norwich’s history from the 17th century and ending in the 20th century.
The Norwich Historical Society hosts an Annual Meeting, which includes a brief business meeting and report, followed by a program open to the public.
The City of Norwich is proud to be a member of the Last Green Valley. The Last Green Valley is a National Heritage Corridor comprised of 35 towns in Eastern Connecticut and Southern Massachusetts.
The Walk Norwich Trails are a series of historically themed walking trails designed to educate residents and visitors about the rich history of Norwich by providing people with an interactive walking self-guided trail complete with trail marker signs, interpretive signs, and self-guided brochures.
Connect with Norwich Public School curriculum and offer place-based education NHS will be known and recognized throughout the city as a heritage and tourism leader.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE:
At this time, it is very unlikely that the Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center located at 69 East Town Street will open in May or possibly even June. NHS will be closely monitoring state and federal guidelines and will make decisions accordingly; we will continue to keep you updated as things progress. In the meantime, the outdoor information box is always fully stocked with Walk Norwich brochures so please feel free to stop by anytime and grab one!
The Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors’ Center is located in the 1783 Dr. Daniel Lathrop Schoolhouse on the historic Norwichtown Green. Our mission is to inform residents and visitors about places of interest in the region and about Norwich’s rich heritage through exhibits, presentations and activities. The Center serves as a gateway into the City of Norwich where visitors can learn about our numerous cultural sites and various local businesses. Walk Norwich self-guided trail brochures are also available at the Center.On permanent display in the Center is the “Discover Norwich”exhibit, which is a 10-panel exhibit encompassing themes in Norwich’s history from the 17th to the 20th century. The panels have interpretive text in addition to historical images and maps of the specific eras. The “Discover Norwich” exhibit gives visitors and locals an overview of Norwich’s rich history.
Address: 69 East Town Street (Norwichtown) Norwich, CT 06360
Hours: May 28, 2020 – October 25, 2020 Thursday– Sunday 11:00am -5:00pm
Parking: Norwichtown Green
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