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July 2021

Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

July 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were 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. Observe techniques used by these pioneering artists and hear some of the history behind these beautiful works.

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

July 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Norfolk's village green was the center of communal life and a gathering place from the time the town was founded but, although the triangle that was to become the Green had been cleared and planted with elms as early as 1788, it was not until the second half of the nineteenth century that it began to take on its distinctive appearance. In this tour, Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber will point out and explain many of the Green's historic…

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Peter Coffeen

July 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Peter Coffeen at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you on a walk that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 4:00 p.m. and limited to 10 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only…

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Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

July 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were 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. Observe techniques used by these pioneering artists and hear some of the history behind these beautiful works.

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Walking Tour: Norfolk’s Three Churches

July 31, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free`

Norfolk's churches...Church of Christ Congregational/Battell Chapel, Church of the Transfiguration and Immaculate Conception Church...all are blessed with magnificent stained glass windows. Town historian Richard Byrne will lead a walk to explore all of them, starting at Battell Chapel at 10:00 a.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Postcard Walk

July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

The penny postcard was the early 20th Century's equivalent of today's social media. The demand for souvenir postcards was great, and many local businesses and photographers answered the call. Join Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber for an illustrated walk up one of Norfolk’s downtown streets and learn more about Norfolk in its hey-day as a burgeoning summer colony. Meet in front of the museum; the tour will last about an hour.

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Pollinator Walk and Talk

July 31, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Join John Anderson and Susannah Wood of Norfolk's Conservation Commission on this walk to look at and learn about summer pollinators. The commission maintains a wet meadow full of wildflowers, and it draws many types of butterflies, bees and other insects. Park near the tennis courts behind Botelle School; the forecast is for sun and there should be lots to see!

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Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

July 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free
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August 2021

Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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Farm Tour: Husky Meadows Farm

August 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Take a peek behind the scenes at Husky Meadows, an organic-certified farm currently growing a wide variety of vegetables for its CSA customers, farm stand and kitchen. In addition to produce, they tend antique fruit trees planted by the original farm owner, as well as more varieties of stone fruit. A flock of 50 chickens supplies eggs and the forests surrounding the fields sustain a log-grown mushroom operation.

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Exploring North Swamp Trail

August 1, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Explore Norfolk with naturalist Susannah Wood. She’ll take you out on the North Swamp Trail (one of Norfolk's less familiar trails) to see what you find. It could be a heron’s nest, a beaver lodge, swallows and other birds, summer wildflowers...and you may be surprised at how much else there is to see. This is an easy walk, although with some wet spots along the trail. Wear insect repellent and be alert for ticks. The trail starts behind Botelle School;…

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Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were 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. Observe techniques used by these pioneering artists and hear some of the history behind these beautiful works.

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

August 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Green, Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Norfolk's village green was the center of communal life and a gathering place from the time the town was founded but, although the triangle that was to become the Green had been cleared and planted with elms as early as 1788, it was not until the second half of the nineteenth century that it began to take on its distinctive appearance. In this tour, Norfolk Historical Society director Barry Webber will point out and explain many of the Green's historic…

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Farm Tour: Autumn Harvest Orchard

August 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Autumn Harvest Orchard, 879 Winchester Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Starting in 2000, Autumn Harvest Orchard slowly evolved from an abandoned pasture to a thriving organic farm and apple orchard. Chestnut trees and blueberries bushes were added along the way, and beehives were installed to aid in the pollination. Autumn Harvest Orchard is committed to producing good tasting healthy natural fruit, berries and vegetables for the consumer.

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1, 2021 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Norfolk is a beautiful New England town, with photogenic elements that range from picturesque to scenic. Meet photographer Doug McDevitt at the Stanford White fountain at the south end of the village green and he'll lead you to places that will give you and your camera plenty of opportunities for that perfect photo. Starts at 9:00 a.m. and limited to 5 participants. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a first-come, first-served basis) only if…

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Farm Tour: Broad Field Farm

August 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Broad Field Farm, 335 Parker Hill Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Join Grant and Kristin Mudge at their Broad Field Farm and get a tour of the greenhouses they use to grow their amazing organic heirloom tomatoes and other produce. If you're lucky they'll also have their farm stand open so you can take home samples of what you saw.

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August 2022

Stained Glass Tours: Immaculate Conception Church

August 5 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Immaculate Conception Church will be open for viewing its magnificent stained glass windows, created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich. Docents will be present to answer questions at the specific hours scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-church guided tour on Saturday starts at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Main Street: A Look Back 100 Years

August 5 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Every small town or big city in America once boasted an active Main Street and Norfolk was no exception. The 1850's map of the town shows Main Street running from the end of the Village Green down to the Catholic Church. This area was the hub of the town, with hotels, doctors, pharmacies, dry goods, meat and produce markets, and a millinery shop. Come explore how the commerce evolved as Norfolk transformed from a sleepy manufacturing and farming village to…

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Grand Opening: Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center

August 6 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center, 207A Westside Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Grand opening celebration for the Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center. The nonprofit Center is located in a century-old historic stone castle, recently renovated to provide a platform for educating the public about Asian culture. The exhibition hall consists of three floors, each focused on one culture: Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist. Guided tours introducing the historical evolution, beliefs and principles of these three Eastern cultures are free, or visitors may explore the exhibits on their own. Complimentary Asian food and beverages will be…

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Main Street: A Look Back 100 Years

August 6 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Every small town or big city in America once boasted an active Main Street and Norfolk was no exception. The 1850s map of the town shows Main Street running from the end of the Village Green down to the Catholic Church. This area was the hub of the town, with hotels, doctors, pharmacies, dry goods, meat and produce markets, and a millinery shop. Come explore how commerce evolved as Norfolk transformed from a sleepy manufacturing and farming village to a…

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Stained Glass Tours: Three Churches

August 6 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Battell Chapel, 12 Litchfield Road
Norfolk, 06058
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Free

Norfolk's churches...Church of Christ Congregational/Battell Chapel, Church of the Transfiguration and Immaculate Conception Church...all are blessed with magnificent stained glass windows. Church of Christ historian Nels White will lead a walk to explore all of them, starting at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map. Note: Because of the heat, this has been changed to a driving tour. The leader will offer a few places in his car and lead others along the route. Be…

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Stained Glass Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

August 6 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Immaculate Conception Church will be open for viewing its magnificent stained glass windows, created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich. Docents will be present to answer questions at the specific hours scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-church guided tour on Saturday starts at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Mushroom Foraging Walk

August 6 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Meet at the Husky Meadows Farm parking lot and head out into the woods with Rana as she guides you through our woodland, sharing her knowledge of both fungi and plants. Our woods contain a variety of mushrooms ranging from Reishi, Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, Maitake and more. Rana’s enthusiasm for all things fungi is catching, and this walk in the woods with her is not to be missed! It's free, but please let us know that you're coming.

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Tours: Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center

August 7 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center, 207A Westside Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

Tour the Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center. The nonprofit Center is located in a century-old historic stone castle, recently renovated to provide a platform for educating the public about Asian culture. The exhibition hall consists of three floors, each focused on one culture: Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist. Guided tours introducing the historical evolution, beliefs and principles of these three Eastern cultures are free, or visitors may explore the exhibits on their own.

Find out more »

Main Street: A Look Back 100 Years

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Every small town or big city in America once boasted an active Main Street and Norfolk was no exception. The 1850s map of the town shows Main Street running from the end of the Village Green down to the Catholic Church. This area was the hub of the town, with hotels, doctors, pharmacies, dry goods, meat and produce markets, and a millinery shop. Come explore how commerce evolved as Norfolk transformed from a sleepy manufacturing and farming village to a…

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Stained Glass Window Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

August 7 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

Following the 11:00 a.m. Mass, to which visitors are welcome, Immaculate Conception Church will be open for viewing its magnificent stained glass windows, created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich. Docents will be present to answer questions at the specific hours scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-church guided tour on Saturday starts at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map.

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Walking Tour: Historic Main Street

August 7 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Memorial Green, 5 North Street
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

At the turn of the 20th century, Norfolk had a bustling Main Street that ran from Memorial Green up to the Village Green...now a very different picture with more open space than buildings. Join Norfolk Historical Society Executive Director Barry Webber for a look back at some of the historic structures and learn about the merchants and other trades that once made up this thriving section of town. Meet at Memorial Green at 2:00; the tour will last about an…

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