Author Of 'Norwalk' History Book To Sign Copies At Sheffield Island Events

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Author Lisa Grant will be selling and signing copies of her book on the history of Norwalk at several Sheffield Island events this weekend.
Author Lisa Grant will be selling and signing copies of her book on the history of Norwalk at several Sheffield Island events this weekend. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant's new book 'Norwalk' contains images and postcards from various points in the history of the city.
Lisa Grant's new book 'Norwalk' contains images and postcards from various points in the history of the city. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lisa Grant

NORWALK, Conn. -- Author Lisa Grant will be selling and signing copies of her book on the history of Norwalk at several events this weekend.

"Norwalk" is the latest in Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series and was published in late June.

The book contains images and postcards from Grant's own collection, as well as those of local historical societies and private collections. The book highlights sites and events from the mid-1800s to the 1960s, and features some of Norwalk's biggest industries, including, oystering, hatting, mills and factories.

Grant is a lifelong resident of Norwalk, who co-authored the Postcard History Series "Roton Point" with the Roton Point History Committee. She is a commissioner of the Norwalk Historical Commission, a volunteer and board member of the Rowayton Historical Society, and a docent for the Norwalk Arts Commission Works Progress Administration Murals at Norwalk City Hall.

She also serves as regent of the Good Wives River chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Darien and is an associate member of the Norwalk Village Green Chapter in Norwalk. She is restoring a 1901 Nathan Hale Memorial Fountain as a DAR project.

Grant will be attending the Sheffield Island cruise Sunset Ferry in Norwalk at 6 p.m. Friday and will have copies of her book on hand for signing.

On Saturday, she will be dockside at 10 N. Water St. with a table set up to sign copies of "Norwalk" for people boarding the Sheffield Island Ferry. On Sunday, she will be selling and signing "Norwalk" books on Sheffield Island.

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