Our videographer, Rich Contrastano, captures the process of removing the magnificent spire on the historic Church of Christ in Norfolk, CT. This beautiful building was built and designed by noted architect David Hoadley in 1813. For over 200 years this picture perfect example of New England ecclesiastical architecture has stood proudly on the Norfolk Village […]
This 20 minute video is a virtual tour of the Norfolk Historical Society’s 2018-2020 exhibition highlighting the work or 19th century photographer and local resident Marie Kendall, who began taking photographs of your new hometown in 1884. Kendall spent 20 plus years photographing the changes to this quaint New England village as it went from an early mill town to a popular summer resort.
Bibliomania: Book Madness — a pop-up exhibit showcasing several rare books from the collections of the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Historical Society. Bibliomania is a book published in 1809 by Thomas Dibdin, in which he describes The History, The Symptoms, and The Cure, for this Fatal Disease of Book Collecting. On display are the Diary’s of Thomas Robbins, who amassed one of the largest and earliest private libraries in CT. He later donated his collection to the Connecticut Historical Society, in Hartford where the collection remains today. Other examples include Fancy Bindings, Unique Copies, Folio Size Volumes, and True Editions.