The Norfolk Historical Society


Since 1960, the Norfolk Historical Society has been preserving our town's unique history and caring for our rich collection of artifacts and documents. The Museum is housed in the old Norfolk Academy, built in 1840, later used as the Town Hall and Jail, and located on the Norfolk Village Green. Come see a wonderful display of objects from everyday life - many manufactured in Norfolk, CT. Browse the Country Store or view one of our seasonal, award-winning exhibitions.

"We cut the solid whiteness through, and where the drift was deepestmade a tunnel, walled and overlaid, withy dazzling c...

"We cut the solid whiteness through, and where the drift was deepest
made a tunnel, walled and overlaid, withy dazzling crystal"

This photograph, taken by Marie Kendall after the blizzard of 1888, shows a tunnel through a giant snowdrift! See anything like this from our Historic Storm in October?

Luckily, the people of Norfolk didn't have to deal with CL&P back then...


Good news! We are getting lights in our windows this year, as a part of revamped holiday decorations in the center of town!


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13 Village Green PO Box 288
Norfolk, CT

General information

Hours: Sat - Sun, 1-4 (June 11 - Oct 9) First Thurs of the Month 1-5 (Nov - May) Open by appointment anytime.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
Thursday 10:00 - 16:30
Friday 10:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00


(860) 542-5761


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The Norfolk Historical Society is a tremendous resource and a asset to the town of Norfolk, showing off the diverse and fascinating history of the town, once a thriving industrial center and now a destination for artists, musicians, writers, sculptors, photographers, and a group of townspeople who support the arts and new business ventures in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Executive Director Barry Webber is a warm and knowledgeable host who makes you feel welcome as he explains how Norfolk has grown and changed. Worth seeking out-- their hours are limited, and Fridays are the best day to check out their exhibits. Highly recommended.
Our beautiful restored posters are now on view at the Norfolk Library until January 27th... Take one last look at these amazing works of art from 1917