Early American Wall Murals

Free illustrated talk by Polly Forcier

November 6, 1:30 p.m.
Norwich Historical Society


A brief history of Rufus Porter–artist, musician and inventor. Featuring walls from Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  For more information:   802.649.0124

Now on Exhibit: Early American Decoration

A Retrospective of the Historical Decorative Art of Polly Forcier


New Leadership at NHS

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

TwotreesNow on Exhibit:
Early American Decoration

A Retrospective of the Historic Decorative Art of Polly Forcier

On exhibit through October 31
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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 Nancy!

Nancy Osgood cropped 2Nancy Osgood is NHS Volunteer 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.