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Thank you for your generosity!
Crossing the Connecticut, 1922
Dear Friends of Norwich Historical Society,

The end of the year is fast approaching and we want to thank you for supporting your historical society throughout the year with your volunteerism, memberships, donations, visits to exhibits, and attendance at our programs. 

If you have donated to our year-end Annual Fund, THANK YOU. If you would like to make a donation there is still time. Your donation allows us to bring you a full calendar of programs, produce exhibits about Norwich's history, and connect Norwich's past to school children of all ages.

Memberships and donations also make it possible for us to collect artifacts and documents that tell stories about Norwich like the ones below.

It is easy to make a
donation online. Please join us in our celebration of giving!  We thank you.
In December, Norwich gives. Thanks to Dan & Whit's, the 19 Days of Norwich program contributed over $250,000 to the Upper Valley Haven.  The program is now a Norwich tradition and we will be adding photos, t-shirts, and signs to our collection. Our mission is to collect and preserve the past AND present for the future.
 
Did you ever wonder what gifts people gave in the past? We looked up Christmas Eve in this 1904 Day Book from Merrill's Store (now Dan & Whit's). We discovered that the Congregational Church came in to buy a new broom. Did they need to tidy the church before the Christmas Eve service? George Reynolds bought his Christmas gifts at the last minute--a checker board, perfume, bank, and a shell box. E.W. Olds bought a necktie. Was it a gift or did he need to spruce up for church that night? Earlier three people came in for "cough cure." Let's hope they didn't spread it all around in church!
This is just one of many account books in our collection, filled with stories of Norwich. Do you enjoy history? If so, you are welcome to dig through our collections and share more tidbits of Norwich history such as these.

Mark your Calendar!
There's much to do at NHS this winter!


January 29, 1:30 pm
NHS Annual meeting.  1816 and Froze to Death: How the Upper Valley Dealt with Short-term Climate Change with Larry Coffin

 
January – March: Sunday Winter Workshops

January 22, 1:30 - 3 pm:
Researching the History of Your House with Sarah Rooker and Alan Berolzheimer
 
February 5, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Finding Your Roots with Ancestry.com with Dan Collison
 
February 12, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
 Follow-up Ancestry.com session with Dan Collison
 
February 19, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Follow-up Ancestry.com session with Dan Collison
 
March 26, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Memoir Writing Workshop with
Kesaya Noda
 
For information or to register email
sarah@norwichhistory.org or call 802-649-0124
Yes, I'd like to support the Annual Fund
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