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Norwalk Historic Fortnight


Ongoing Fortnight Events:

  • Norwalk Historical Society presents the Flags exhibit at Mill Hill Historic Park. View flags from the Revolutionary War to the present. www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org.
  • East Norwalk Historical Cemetery is hosting tours of some of its famous residents. www.eastnorwalklibrary.org
  • Historic Fortnight Memories Project, an East Norwalk Association Library program open to all of Norwalk to celebrate the Centennial. www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org


Sunday, September 15:

  • Lost Tracks: Norwalk’s Trolley Tour by the Norwalk Preservation Trust at 1:00 pm. Students from TESS will perform American fiddle tunes in the Trolley Barn after the tour. www.norwalkpreservation.org.
  • Rowayton Arts Center Open Chantey Sing led by Deirdre and Sean Murtha from 4 pm to 6 pm. www.rowaytonartscenter.org
  • Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum
    • Old-Fashioned Flea Market from 10 am to 5 pm.
    • Costumed mini-tours of the exhibit What is it: Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era from 12 pm to 4 pm. www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.


Tuesday, September 17:

  • Celebrating the Centennial of South Norwalk’s Carnegie Library with a reception, reflections from Norwalk’s mayors, and a book signing for Isabel Bullen’s book, Norwalk’s Carnegie Libraries, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org


Wednesday, September 18:

  • Third Taxing District/East Norwalk Association Library open house all day at Engine Company 3 (formerly the Mayflower Hose Company) and a TTD demonstration in the ENAL parking lot at 51 Van Zant. www.eastnorwalklibrary.org


Friday, September 20:

  • Grand opening of the Norwalk History Room at Norwalk Public Library, with a reception, music from Norwalk Symphony Orchestra musicians, and an artist talk by Frank Bruckmann about his painting of South Norwalk, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org.



Saturday, September 21:

  • Norwalk 2.0’s 10 Narratives & Faces of Norwalk opening night reception from 6 pm to 9 pm. http://norwalk2.org.
  • Norwalk Police Department open house from 1 pm to 3 pm. www.norwalkct.org.
  • Rowayton Historical Society opening of the exhibit Celebrating the Farrell Legacy in Rowayton at the Rowayton Community Center from 11 am to 4 pm. www.rowaytonhistoricalsociety.org.


Sunday, September 22:

  • Music at Fodor Farm, hosted by the Norwalk Arts Commission.
    • Norwalk Symphony Orchestra string quartet will play from 1 pm to 2 pm. www.norwalksymphony.org.
    • The Jim Clark Trio celebrates the American songbook with emphasis on Norwalk musicians and composers from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. www.jimclarkperforms.com.


Wednesday, September 25:

  • ArtScapades lecture on Connecticut Impressionism and Norwalk’s WPA murals in the main library auditorium from 7pm to 8:30 pm. www.norwalkpubliclibrary.org.


Saturday, September 28:

  • Lecture on Charles Reiffel, a Silvermine painter, presented by NASH and the New Canaan Historical Society. www.nchistory.org.
  • Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum mini-tours of the exhibit What is it: Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era from 12 pm to 4 pm. www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.