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October 2019

Antient Ghosts of Norwich Tour

October 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Norwichtown Green, Elm Ave
Norwich, CT 06360
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$10.00

*Tickets go on sale September 2019* As dusk approaches, stroll through one of Norwich's oldest graveyards and hear local ghostly legends. General Admission: $10.00. Children 12 and under $5:00. Tour times: 6:40 pm, 7 pm & 7:20 pm. Tours are limited to 30 people each. Advance registration required. To purchase tickets, please click here moderate, 1 mile, 1.5 hours Restrooms nearby no dogs especially for children with families

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January 2020

Lecture: Benedict Arnold and the Meaning of Treason

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Otis Library, 261 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Historian and legal scholar Brian Carso will present an illustrated lecture titled “The Damnation of his Fame: Benedict Arnold and the Meaning of Treason.” From the moment Arnold avoided capture by fleeing West Point, to the outbreak of the Civil War eighty years later, Americans condemned Arnold’s treachery in ways that revealed their own contemporary anxieties about loyalty and betrayal in the republic. This lecture explores how Arnold’s treason illustrated these abstract notions of political obligation as the young American...

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CANCELLED: Turner and the Sea guided tour at Mystic Seaport Museum

January 11 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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$35

Due to limited sign ups and lack of interest, unfortunately, we are cancelling the Turner and the Sea guided tour at Mystic Seaport Museum on January 11, 2020 at 10:15. We are disappointed and apologize for the inconvenience. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NHS Members have the opportunity to receive a private tour of J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate at the Mystic Seaport Museum on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 10:15am. Tickets are $35.00 and must be purchased in advance. $35 includes cost of...

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Lights out for Benedict Arnold

January 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Norwich Historic District, Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut. Benedict Arnold’s name is synonymous with the word traitor. Despite Arnold’s defection to the British, he was a fierce patriot for the Continental Army. There are two sides to Benedict Arnold – patriot and traitor – yet often it is difficult to reconcile both aspects of his complex profile. Join the Norwich Historical Society as we acknowledge Benedict Arnold's birthday by turning off the City Hall Christmas Lights on...

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March 2020

NHS Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Reception POSTPONED

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Otis Library, 261 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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free

With the growing prevalence of COVID-19, or Coronavirus, in Connecticut, the Norwich Historical Society is monitoring both federal and state guidance on how to minimize exposure to and spread of the virus. Out of an abundance of caution, the Norwich Historical Society is postponing our Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Reception. This difficult decision was not made lightly, however, the safety of our friends and members is our utmost priority. We will inform our members when a new date for...

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April 2020

POSTPONED: NHS Second Saturday Tour – The Freedom Trail

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
City Hall, 100 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360 United States
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free

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be postponed until a later date TBD. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During the Nineteenth Century, the City of Norwich was home to a vibrant abolitionist movement. Residents such as David Ruggles played an active role in the Underground Railroad and the Harris Sisters attended Prudence Crandall’s controversial “Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color” school in Canterbury. On this tour, you’ll hear incredible stories about colonial era blacksmith, Guy Drock, who earned his freedom...

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May 2020

Postponed: NHS May Second Saturday Tour: Women of Wisdom & Grit; A Women’s Heritage Walking Tour of Yantic Cemetery

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Yantic Cemetery, 68 Lafayette Street
Norwich , CT 06360 United States
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free

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our May 9th NHS Second Saturday Tour: Women of Wisdom & Grit originally scheduled for Saturday May 9th at 10:00am, will be postponed until a later date TBD. Stay healthy and be well! Please stay tuned for a virtual look at the tour on our Facebook page soon. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NHS May Second Saturday Tour: Women of Wisdom & Grit; A Women’s Heritage Walking Tour of Yantic Cemetery The Victorian Age (1837-1901) was a great...

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Postponed: Spring Outdoors: Civil War History of Yantic Cemetery Tour

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Yantic Cemetery, 68 Lafayette Street
Norwich , CT 06360 United States
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free

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, The Spring Outdoors Civil War History of Yantic Cemetery Tour originally scheduled for May 9, 2020 at 1:00pm, has been rescheduled to Sunday October 18, at 10:00 AM. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility. Stay safe and be well! Please stay tuned for a virtual look at the tour on our Facebook page soon. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join us for a *BONUS* Second Saturday tour offered through the Last Green Valley's Spring Outdoors. Local expert, Vic...

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Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center Opens for the Season

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center, 69 East Town Street
Norwich , CT 06360 United States
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free

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! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

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June 2020

NHS Second Saturday Virtual Tour: Norwichtown Rebels and Revolutionaries

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Norwich Heritage & Regional Visitors’ Center, 69 East Town Street
Norwich , CT 06360 United States
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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...

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