Your History, Your Story

Winter workshops to guide you in researching the history of your house, find your roots, and write your memoirs.

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Labors of the Year

The diary of Paul Metcalf

Marion Cross School 6th grade has curated a new exhibit based on the 1934 diary of farmer, Paul Metcalf.  Opening January 27, 2017

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Upper Valley Chocolate Festival

Vendor Information

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Hanover Inn Ballroom

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2017 Calendar

Join us in 2017 for family history workshops, the House and Garden Tour, Summer Sunday walking tours, the Antiques Show, and 1st Wednesdays talks.

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New Leadership at NHS

A fond and thankful farewell to outgoing Director, Judy Brown, and a welcome to incoming Director, Sarah Rooker.

Walking Tour Brochure

Walking Tour cover sqrEnjoy scenic Norwich, Vermont, with a stroll back in time along Main Street with its many historic homes, commercial enterprises and public buildings.
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Congratulations Gail and Liz!

Gail Torkelson and Liz Tuggle are NHS 2017 Volunteers of the Year!

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Historical Society Hours

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am – 3pm
During the summer (June – October), we are also open Saturdays, 10am-Noon

Also by appointment:

Please note: Unexpected (and unavoidable) closures do occur; if you are traveling to visit us, it is recommended you call or email in advance so we may be sure to accommodate you:  802-649-0124  /

If you are planning to do research at the Society, an appointment is highly recommended so that staff or a volunteer can be available to assist.

About Us

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.

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.

handicapped-accessibleNorwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible.