Farming in Norwich

A story of our rich agricultural heritage

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First Wednesdays

The season kicks off on October 7

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Bringing History to Life
Workshop Series

A Fall Sunday Workshop and Talk Series

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CalendarCalendar of Events
See what’s happening for Summer/Fall 2015
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Enjoy scenic Norwich, Vermont, with a stroll back in time along Main Street with its many historic homes, commercial enterprises and public buildings. Learn more…


Our regular open hours are:

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am-4pm
Saturdays, 10am-Noon  (June – October)

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.