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Norwalk Historical Society Museum

Self-guided Tours of the Norwalk Historical Society Museum, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 – 4:00 PM: Explore nine exhibitions that highlight Norwalk's rich history. Exhibitions include:

“Caught in the Crosshairs: The Secret of the Norden Bombsight” curated by Judith Bacal; “Destination Norwalk: African-American Migration from the South, 1940 – 1970” curated by Kathleen Motes Bennewitz; “Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington-Lockwood Dessert Service” and “Form, Function, Family: Silver from the Norwalk Historical Society and City of Norwalk Collections” both curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox; “Margaret Hoyt Smith Norwalk’s First Female Architect” curated by Lynn Friedman; “New Deal, New Day: WPA Artists at Work and Play” curated by Valerie A. Cooper; “Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections” curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox; “Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity” co-curated by Leslie Korzennik & Scott Kuykendall with photography by the late Tony Velez; “Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th-Century Norwalk” curated by Elizabeth Avery.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum’s Gift Shop will be open during self-guided tour hours. The gift shop showcases the work of local artists and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise including home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, jewelry, books, clothing, vintage-inspired toys, pottery as well as Norwalk Historical Society logo wear.

Tickets: Adults: $5.00 per person Seniors ages 65+: $3.00 per person Youth ages 4 - 17: $3.00 per person Children 3 and under are free. For the safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, masks are optional for vaccinated visitors and highly recommended for unvaccinated visitors.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located on the Norwalk City Hall campus. The Museum is in the brick house with blue front door and sits next to the Norwalk Health Department. Parking at Norwalk City Hall parking lot.

Contact Information

141 East Ave, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851