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.
House & Garden Tour
A Favorite Event in Norwich
Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 10am – 4pm for our 8th annual House & Garden Tour. Tour five sites including two mid-century modern homes and beautiful gardens. There are refreshments along the way and an exciting raffle.
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.
There is something for everyone–Family history workshops, Local History talks, the House and Garden Tour, Summer Sunday walking tours, the Antiques Show, and 1st Wednesdays talks.
Walking Tour Brochure
Enjoy scenic Norwich, Vermont, with a stroll back in time along Main Street with its many historic homes, commercial enterprises and public buildings.
Farewell to Judy Brown, welcome to Sarah Rooker, new director
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.
Norwich Historical Society is wheelchair accessible and open to community groups for meetings and events.