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July 2021

Walking Historical Norfolk

July 30
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Pick up a tour guide to Norfolk’s historic houses and walk around the village to see fine examples of Norfolk’s development over several eras, from Revolutionary days to the Gilded Age of architecture. Brochures are available at the Historical Society museum, the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Hub.

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Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

July 30 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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Stained Glass Windows: Immaculate Conception

July 30 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.

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Stained Glass Windows: Battell Chapel

July 30 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 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. The chapel is open for general viewing; a half-hour guided tour starts at 1:00 p.m.

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

July 30 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 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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Walking Historical Norfolk

July 31
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Pick up a tour guide to Norfolk’s historic houses and walk around the village to see fine examples of Norfolk’s development over several eras, from Revolutionary days to the Gilded Age of architecture. Brochures are available at the Historical Society museum, the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Hub.

Find out more »

Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

July 31 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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Stained Glass Windows: Immaculate Conception

July 31 at 10:00 am - 2:00 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.

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Stained Glass Windows: Battell Chapel

July 31 at 10:00 am - 4:00 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. The chapel is open for general viewing; two half-hour guided tours start at 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Walking Tour: Norfolk’s Three Churches

July 31 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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Stained Glass Windows: Church of the Transfiguration

July 31 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free`

This small but exquisite church will be open briefly so that visitors can see its fine stained glass windows. Among them is a window dedicated to the memory of Mark Twain’s wife, Olivia.

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Postcard Walk

July 31 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 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

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 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

Walking Historical Norfolk

August 1
All around town Norfolk, Connecticut 06058 + Google Map
Free

Pick up a tour guide to Norfolk’s historic houses and walk around the village to see fine examples of Norfolk’s development over several eras, from Revolutionary days to the Gilded Age of architecture. Brochures are available at the Historical Society museum, the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Hub.

Find out more »

Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1 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 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 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Botelle School, 128 Greenwoods Road East
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

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 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.

Find out more »

Stained Glass Windows: Immaculate Conception

August 1 at 12:00 pm - 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.

Find out more »

Stained Glass Windows: Battell Chapel

August 1 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 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. The chapel is open for general viewing; a half-hour guided tour starts at 12:00 p.m.

Find out more »

Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

August 1 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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Stained Glass Windows: Church of the Transfiguration

August 1 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 21 Mills Way
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free`

This small but exquisite church will be open for an hour following the 11:00 a.m. service so that visitors can see its fine stained glass windows. Among them is a window dedicated to the memory of Mark Twain’s wife, Olivia.

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

August 1 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 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Autumn Harvest Orchard, 879 Winchester Road
Norfolk, Connecticut 06058
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Free

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 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: Lost Ruby Farm

August 1 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lost Ruby Farm, 458 Winchester Road
Norfolk, CT 06058
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Free

It's goat-petting time! Lost Ruby Farm is a micro goat dairy and creamery specializing in crafting small-scale, handmade cheeses. The owners only use milk from their small herd of pasture-raised (very well loved) goats. This limits production but they feel it improves the quality of their product. Although Lost Ruby's focus is on the goats and dairy operation, they also raise chickens for egg production, pigs both for ​their whey consumption and butchering, and a limited number of turkeys for…

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Farm Tour: Broad Field Farm

August 1 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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