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NHS Second Saturday Virtual Tour: Norwichtown Rebels and Revolutionaries

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

free

As per guidelines from the Connecticut Office of Tourism, all CT Open House Day events will be virtual. This tour will be a virtual experience accessible via our website and Facebook page on Saturday June 13th. Please note that the Norwich Heritage and Regional Visitors Center is closed. For more info, please click here.

Please join us for a virtual tour of Historic Norwichtown. Regan Miner, Executive Director of the Norwich Historical Society, will highlight some of Norwichtown’s remarkable rebels and revolutionaries. On this virtual tour, you’ll learn about incredible individuals such as Sarah Knight, who defied traditional gender roles and was a colonial era tavern keeper and Jean Pierre Boyer, who briefly lived in Norwichtown, then went on to become the first President of Haiti. You’ll hear about a different kind of rebel such as brothers, Alexander and James Robertson, who were the proprietors and printers of Norwich’s first newspaper, The Norwich Packet, until their loyalist leanings forced them to leave town. This video will be featured on the Norwich Historical Society’s Facebook page and on our website.

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Please join us for a walk around Historic Norwichtown while Regan Miner, Executive Director of the Norwich Historical Society, tells stories of some of Norwichtown’s remarkable rebels and revolutionaries. On this tour, you’ll learn about incredible individuals such as Sarah Knight, who defied traditional gender roles and was a colonial era tavern keeper and Jean Pierre Boyer, who briefly lived in Norwichtown, then went on to become the first President of Haiti. You’ll hear about a different kind of rebel such as brothers, Alexander and James Robertson, who were the proprietors and printers of Norwich’s first newspaper, The Norwich Packet, until their loyalist leanings forced them to leave town. Come experience Historic Norwichtown’s revolutionary history!

This tour is held in conjunction with CT Open House Day. Please note, we will be climbing Meeting House Rocks on this tour which is a steep, short, and strenuous climb. Please be aware of your physical ability when attempting this part of the tour.

Parking: Around the Norwichtown Green
Time: The tour will be roughly one hour and is less than a mile. The tour is free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
free

Venue

Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center
69 East Town Street
Norwich , CT 06360 United States
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Phone:
860-886-1776
Website:
norwichhistoricalsociety.org