Blizzard of 1888 130th Anniversary Program

03/10/2018 - 4:00 pm

13 Village Green, Norfolk CT

Join us as we explore the Great Blizzard, which crippled the Eastern Seaboard on March 12, 1888.  The village of Norfolk was shut-off from the world for three days until the first train was able to make it’s way into the station after 70+ men hand shoveled the tracks from Winstead.  The Museum will host a program at 4:00 P.M. with a slide presentation of historic photographs and first hand accounts from letters and journals, by Norfolk residents, who recored this historic weather event of the century.   A special exhibition is in place highlighting other winter activities such as the Norfolk Ski Jump and the Great “Ripper” a 14-foot bobsled which is set up with a winter backdrop for a unique photo op.   The Museum will open at 1:00 P.M