Welcome to the Norwich Historical Society. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the town of Norwich, the Lewis House and the collections therein, and to foster a greater sense of appreciation and respect for our shared heritage.

Summer 2017 Exhibit

Mad for Mid-Century Modern: A New Architectural Style Comes Norwich.

This exhibit tells the story of the circle of architects and artists who came to Norwich in the 1940s through 1960s, building in the latest modern styles and materials. Exhibit Opening: June 16, 5 – 7 p.m. with a brief talk at 6pm by Devin Coleman, Vermont State Architectural Historian.  Learn more…

Our Business Donors

Our business donors support our events and educational programs. They are integral to the success of our House & Garden Tour.

Learn more about who they are and how you can link your business to NHS.

Walking Tours

Summer Sunday Walking Tours

Join us on Sundays this summer to explore historic Main Street, Waterman Cemetery, and Lewiston: Norwich’s Ghost Hamlet.  Tours begin at NHS with a slide show and then head out into town. Download TipTour app and explore our Main Street tour with your phone.  Learn more …

Norwich Antiques Show

Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Norwich Antiques Show! We look forward to another fine show with quality dealers from around the region, under the big tent outside as well as inside the Society.

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Street Smarts

Stories and Scanning

This summer we are digitizing our photograph collection of Norwich roads. Each week our intern, Kevin Hybels, is posting stories, questions, and photos that arise during the scanning process. Stories are posted here.

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New Online Exhibit

We celebrate Poetry month with a new online exhibit. Poets and the Past features 8 poems written by local poets inspired by objects in our collection.

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2017 Programs

There is something for everyone–Family history workshops, Local History talks, the House and Garden Tour, Sunday walking tours, the Antiques Show, and 1st Wednesdays talks.

About Us

The Society maintains the historic 1807 Lewis House in the heart of Norwich’s historic downtown along with an extensive collection of artifacts, photos, and archives relating to the town’s history. Annual exhibits are mounted in the three spacious exhibit rooms on the first floor, and other special events are held at the Historical Society throughout the year. We have an active educational program with the Marion Cross School that brings elementary school students to the Lewis House to learn about more about history. Join us for walking tours of Norwich in the summer and family history workshops in the winter.

handicapped-accessibleNorwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.