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Museum Offers Veterans, Active Military A Free Look At Norwalk History

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum features two new exhibits, a gift shop and more.
The Norwalk Historical Society Museum features two new exhibits, a gift shop and more. Photo Credit: Norwalk Historical Society
The Lockwood House, the site of the Norwalk Historical Society's new museum, officially opened in December 2015.
The Lockwood House, the site of the Norwalk Historical Society's new museum, officially opened in December 2015. Photo Credit: Norwalk Historical Society

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Historical Society will offer free admission to all veterans and active-duty military personnel to its museum on Veterans Day as a way to express its gratitude to veterans for their dedicated service.

A current ID card for active duty or retired or a DD Form 214 is required at the door for admission.

The museum features three exhibits centered around the history and diversity of Norwalk.

Exhibits include Norwalk Collects: Celebrating Four Historic Collections; Eating off the Landscape: The Farrington Lockwood Dessert Service, curated by Elizabeth Pratt Fox; and Norwalk: Portrait of Diversity, with photography by the late Tony Velez.

The museum's gift shop showcases the work of more than 15 Connecticut artists and artisans and features an eclectic array of distinctive merchandise, which includes home decor, paintings, mixed media art, photography, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, books, housewares, clothing, accessories, vintage-inspired toys, pottery and more.

Additionally, guests can find Norwalk Historical Society logo wear, such as handmade linen tote bags, aprons, dish towels, t-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and soaps.

For more information, visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, or call 203-846-0525.

The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is at 141 East Ave, Norwalk.

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