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July 2020

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 Historic Center Cemetery

July 31, 2020 - November 30, 2021
Virtual
Free

Center Cemetery is the oldest of Norfolk’s burial grounds, established in 1757 on Old Colony Road. Many Norfolk notables are interred there, including James Mars, who in 1798 at the age of eight was the last slave bought and sold in Norfolk. Mars was freed at age 21, eventually wrote an autobiography and lived until 1880. This virtual tour is led by historian William Hosley, former curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, and former director of…

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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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February 2021

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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