Enjoy some holiday cheer as you help the Norwalk Historical Society celebrate the holiday season! Visit the Norwalk Historical Society Museum on Saturday, December 8, 2018 between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for Holiday shopping and discounts in the Gift Shop and to view the new exhibition: "Form, Function & Family: Silver from the Norwalk Historical Society & the City of Norwalk." Spread holiday kindness to those in need by donating non-perishable food items to benefit the non-profit, Person-To-Person. Please visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org for a list of suggested items. The event is free and open to the public.
The Museum is located at 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of "Form, Function & Family: Silver from the Norwalk Historical Society & the City of Norwalk" curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox. From a Colonial tankard to a Federal-period tea set to an Edwardian trophy, the exhibit offers a range of silver used for drinking and eating, as well as pieces purchased for presentation gifts or awards. The 85 unique pieces of silver represent 250 years of history. The visitor will have the opportunity to open six discovery drawers that house pieces made by local silversmiths, as well as souvenir spoons made to market Norwalk. The exhibit features items that were owned or made in Norwalk and reflect the city’s cultural heritage. Pieces from the Manice DeForest Lockwood Collection are featured including an engraved tankard from 1740 and a Tiffany & Co. cake basket.
The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Photo Credit: Norwalk Historical Society