If you have a child in public school in Fairfield County, chances are they have taken a trip to the Norwalk Museum,…More located on North Main Street near MLK Boulevard.
The Museum has an extensive collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, which is believed to have been created in Norwalk, and the Museum was successful in its quest to have the dolls entered into the Toy Hall of Fame.
Of course, there are also archives and photos from the history of Norwalk itself, and interested parties may make an appointment to view the documents in person.
There is also a conference room that is available for public use.
The Norwalk Historical Commission, housed in City Hall, protects and oversees the city cemeteries, collections and…More archives of the Norwalk Museum, as well as several historic buildings, including the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.
The Board members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor for five-year revolving terms and must be approved by the Common Council of Norwalk. Commission members serve on one of four committees: finance, buildings, museum and cemetery. The chairman and vice chairman of the Commission are members of all committees on an as-needed basis, and there is one staff member to serve all Commission members.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, a national registered historic landmark, is available for weddings and conferences as well as tours. The Mansion Museum also hosts frequent events; there are antiques appraisals weekends, lectures and art exhibitions. There is also a gift shop.
The Norwalk Museum, located in the heart of historic SoNo, has a recognized collection of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls as well as photos and other archives related to Norwalk. Private tours and reviews of the archives can be arranged by contacting the administrator of the Commission.