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Postcard Walk

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Pollinator Walk and Talk

Botelle School 128 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Farm Tour: Husky Meadows Farm

Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Exploring North Swamp Trail

Botelle School 128 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Guided Tour: Battell Chapel’s Stained Glass Windows

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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. […]

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Stained Glass Windows: Immaculate Conception

Church of the Immaculate Conception 4 North Street, Norfolk, CT

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: Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration 21 Mills Way, Norfolk, CT

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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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Stained Glass Windows: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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. […]

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Tour: Norfolk’s Historic Village Green

The Green Village Green, Norfolk, CT

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 […]

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Farm Tour: Autumn Harvest Orchard

Autumn Harvest Orchard 879 Winchester Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Exploring Norfolk with a Camera: Doug McDevitt

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Farm Tour: Lost Ruby Farm

Lost Ruby Farm 458 Winchester Road, Norfolk, CT

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 […]

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Farm Tour: Broad Field Farm

Broad Field Farm 335 Parker Hill Road, Norfolk, CT

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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Walking Historical Norfolk

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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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Stained Glass Tour: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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. […]

Free

Walking Historical Norfolk

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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.

Free

Stained Glass Tour: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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. […]

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Anniversary Celebration: Norfolk Sewer District

Norfolk Sewer District 259 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, Connecticut

Come help the Norfolk Sewer District celebrate its 125th year of operation. You can take a self-guided tour, see equipment demonstrations and a variety of exhibits, and enjoy refreshments that include a birthday cake.

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Stained Glass Tours: Three Churches

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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, […]

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Stained Glass Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

Church of the Immaculate Conception 4 North Street, Norfolk, CT

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, […]

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Stained Glass Tour: Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration 21 Mills Way, Norfolk, CT

This small but exquisite church will be open during the three-church tour 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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Walking Historical Norfolk

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

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.

Free

Stained Glass Windows: Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration 21 Mills Way, Norfolk, CT

This small but exquisite church will be open for a short coffee hour following the 11:00 a.m. service. Visitors are welcome to come for coffee and to 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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Stained Glass Window Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

Church of the Immaculate Conception 4 North Street, Norfolk, CT

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 […]

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Stained Glass Tour: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

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. […]

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Walking Tour: Historic Main Street

Memorial Green 5 North Street, Norfolk, Connecticut

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 […]

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Farm Open House: Autumn Harvest Orchard

Autumn Harvest Orchard 879 Winchester Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Come tour Autumn Harvest Orchard, a certified naturally grown (CNG) orchard, vegetable farm and apiary that grows five varieties of heirloom apples. It is located on a hillside, so wear comfortable walking shoes; no sandals or open-toe footwear, please. In season, the orchard offers pick-your-own apples.

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