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July 2020

Norfolk Artists & Friends 12th Annual Exhibition

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Norfolk Artists & Friends (NAF) is celebrating its 12th Annual Exhibition of members' work. NAF members embrace a wide variety of visual arts including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry and decorative arts. Usually visible for only four days, this year the show is hanging at the Norfolk Library for the month of August, and this video tour lets you attend from anywhere in the world.

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A Day at Lost Ruby Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Lost Ruby Farm is a small farmstead specializing in crafting cheeses from the milk of its small herd of pasture-raised goats. Owners Adair Mali and Antonio Guindon also raise chickens for egg production, pigs for their whey consumption and and for butchering, and a limited number of turkeys available at Thanksgiving. Join Adair as she shows you around the farm...she may even introduce you to the goats.

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A Nature Walk Around City Meadow

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual walk on the boardwalk through City Meadow to view this natural world up close. Learn what has changed since the Town began restoring the site to native plants. Learn to identify the animals and plants encountered, then come enjoy them in person when you can. Your guide will be biologist John Anderson of the Norfolk Conservation Commission.

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Tour: Four Notable Norfolk Houses

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

This video tour compares and contrasts the exterior architecture of four notable Norfolk houses: The Joseph Battell House (aka Whitehouse), Knolly Brook, Beechwood Cottage and Tea and Cozy Cottage. The four represent different periods in Norfolk's history and demonstrate the changing visions of fashionable design. Tour leader Tom McGowan offers a glimpse of several other historic buildings along the way.

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Tour of Husky Meadows Farm

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a virtual tour of one of Norfolk's most varied farms. Husky Meadows Farm grows organic produce and makes its own pickles and soups. It has a thriving farm stand, sells Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and, when possible, will return to its accustomed place at the Norfolk Farmers Market.

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A Look Through the Lens of Marie Kendall

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Marie Hartig Kendall was a noted 19th century photographer based in Norfolk. The historical society has filmed this short video highlighting some of the locations and subjects Kendall photographed often around the Village Green.

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Stained Glass Windows Tour: Battell Chapel

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows, designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center.

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February 2021

Stained Glass Windows Tour: Battell Chapel

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Take a guided tour of Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows, designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center.

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Architectural Tour of Norfolk

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

If there were a competition for the most architecturally distinguished small U.S. town of 2,000 people or fewer, Norfolk, Conn., might win it. It is the only town of that size with landmark buildings designed by eight nationally-significant architects, all within a short walk of the town green, as well as many other distinguished buildings scattered throughout. If you want to see why architecture matters, take this virtual tour or, even better, plan on visiting Norfolk in person. William Hosley,…

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Historic House Tour: The Alders

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

The Alders is one of Norfolk’s grandest estates. Built in 1898 to a design by Ehrick Rossiter, who also designed the Yale Norfolk Music Shed and the tower on Haystack Mountain, the Alders features stunning architectural details including intricate cherry woodwork, majestic Moorish arches, 20 stained glass windows, unique tile and wood fireplace mantels and many more period details. Take a virtual tour of this grand estate and learn about Charles Spofford, the wealthy New Yorker who commissioned Rossiter to…

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What Do Farmers Do in Winter?

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Everyone knows that in summer farmers are busy taking care of crops and animals, taking produce to market, making cheese and the other myriad seasonal tasks that they have to get done. But what happens in the winter when the weather is too cold to grow vegetables and the animals (and people) want to stay indoors? Find out from three of Norfolk's farms: Husky Meadows Farm, Broad Field Farm and Lost Ruby Farm. They are all very different in the…

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Studio Tour: Susan Aziz, Puppet-maker

February 20, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Virtual
Free

Norfolk newcomer Susan Aziz designs and makes puppets and costumes in her studio at Whiting Mills in Winsted. With work that ranges from the whimsical and charming to the serious and contemplative, Susan has found a specialty in creating animals and magical creatures of all sorts. She shares some her favorite projects in this studio tour.

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