Norfolk Historical Society Blog

The posters now on display at the Historical Society Museum exhibition, Norfolk in the Great War, are part of an important graphic arts form that had just begun to develop when they were used for propaganda in World War I: Many Avenues to Travel Via Vintage Posters

At the Historical Society’s booth at the Farmer’s Market during Weekend in Norfolk, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first market on the lawn of Town Hall, visitors saw a price list from the first farmer’s market in 1917, and how food was used to help win World War I for the allied powers. The Salisbury Band’s Senior […]

Songs of World War I at the Norfolk Library In conjunction with the Norfolk Historical Society’s exhibition Norfolk in the Great War, on Sunday, July 23, at 5:00, Doug Schmolze, singer and guitarist, will present a variety of songs from the 19teens, both patriotic and otherwise, in a centennial retrospective. With anecdotes and historical notes […]

As we get ready for our 2017 exhibition on World War I as it looked from the Home Front in Norfolk, we are still looking for as many stories, photographs, objects, and everything else that you might have in your attic!  At our open house event in the fall of 2016, a wonderful group of […]

Warmly aglow, fending off a frigid February Norfolk night at the top of a hill on Litchfield Road, Alfredo Taylor’s magnificent Moss Hill which he designed and built for his mother-in-law in 1903 was a welcoming sight to a score of Norfolk denizens arriving at the formidable residence for an evening of history and fine dining.