Important Update for 2020:
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic and acting out of an abundance of caution, the Norwich Historical Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the organization’s remaining programs for the 2020 calendar year. It is with great disappointment that we announce that Norwich Heritage Day will be cancelled this year. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but it was made with the safety of our volunteers and event participants in mind. We look forward to hosting the event in 2021; stay safe and be well!
Cancelled: Norwich Heritage Day
Saturday October 3, 2020
Norwich Heritage Day will take place on the Norwichtown Green on Saturday October 3, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:00pm in coordination with the Last Green Valley’s Walktober. The goal is to build awareness of Eastern, Connecticut’s rich heritage and cultural assets.
In addition, we will be honoring Samuel Huntington, Norwich’s signer of the Declaration of Independence, in a special wreath laying ceremony commemorating the day he was elected President of the Continental Congress on September 28, 1779.
This event will feature:
Historical Reenactors from various time periods, Local Historical Societies/Organizations, Historic House Museums Colonial Crafters, Demonstrations such as cooking, Crafts and Antiques for sale, Games and hands on activities for children, and Entertainment
Tentative Event Schedule (please check back for more updates!):
10:00am – Aaron Dwight Stevens Walking Tour, Norwichtown Green
11:00am – 4:00pm – Norwich Founders Day at Leffingwell House Museum ($5 admission per person)
Samuel Huntington Wreath Laying Ceremony, Norwichtown Green
Performance by Colchester Continentals, Norwichtown Green
Liberty Pole Demonstration, Norwichtown Green
Burying Ground Tour, Corner of Elm Ave
Available Event Parking:
Limited Parking around the Norwichtown Green
Meadows Center (walk through Burying Ground to Green)
Samuel Huntington Mansion 34 East Town Street