Norfolk Historical Society Blog

Coming soon…NHS board member Michael Cummings Kelly, will be sharing his writings about some of the more influential and interesting Norfolkians who have come through our little town.  With a population around 1600 residents for the last 150 years you will be surprised at some of the folks who called Norfolk home…whether summer or full […]

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 exhibition, Norfolk in the Great War, has received an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations.  The CLHO’s annual awards are given to history organizations across the state who go above and beyond to make history come alive.  The official letter states: “The committee was […]

Cake Auction Bid List 2018 Click the above to view a complete listing of all the wonderful offerings at this years Annual Cake Auction.  If you would like to help support our fundraiser but cannot attend in person, please call 860-318-1907 or email us at  Tell us what item you would like to bid […]

Join us for an enlightening tour of some of Norfolk’s war memorials and sites related to World War I, in conjunction with our 2017 exhibition Norfolk in the Great War.   The approximately one-hour tour will leave from the Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green, on Saturday, September 2, at 10 am.  Free admission as always!

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.