Norwich is a town in Windsor County, of the Woodstock-Quechee region, located on the western bank of the Connecticuit River, across from Hanover, New Hampshire. The town was named for Norwich, Connecticut, where most of the grantees were from.
Fun Fact: Norwich was the original location for Norwich University until it moved to Northfield in 1866 after a fire devastated the campus.
Some notable people of the area include: Paul Brigham, the 2nd Governor of Vermont; Heinrich Brüning, German Chancellor of the Weimar Republic; Daniel Azro Ashley Buck, a US Representative from Vermont; George A. Converse, a Spanish-American War era navy admiral; Pamela Kyle Crossley, a historian; Jim Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1992 & 1994); Joe Holland, an Olympic Nordic combined skier (1988 & 1992); Mike Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1984 & 1988); Hannah Kearney, an Olympic gold medalist mogul skier (2010); Bob Keeshan, television's "Captain Kangaroo;" Laurence G. Leavitt, headmaster of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River; Tony Lupien, a first baseman for the Red Sox, Phillies & White Sox; David Macaulay, an author & illustrator; Freya von Moltke, an author & lecturer on German resistance to Nazism; George Sylvester Morris, an educator & philosophical writer; Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University; Kevin Pearce, a professional snowboarder; Simon Pearce, a glassblower, designer, & restaurateur; Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a historian & social philosopher; Paul Sample, an artist; Walter H. Stockmayer, a chemist & Dartmouth College professor; and Andrew Wheating, an Olympic 800-meter runner (2008).
The Norwich Green will host the second ART in the PARK, an arts festival featuring fine art and crafts, performances, children’s activities and specialty foods on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM. The art festival will pair with the Norwich Lion's Club Family Day Parade & Picnic. The Norwich Green will become an outdoor art gallery with many artists and local arts organizations displaying their fine art and handmade crafts. Demonstrations will be taking place and kids will have opportunities to participate in various artistic activities as well. The festival will feature a Parade, BBQ, Music, Entertainment, Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Contest, and Face Painting. Many thanks to sponsors Ledyard National Bank, Hanover Orthodontics, Volvo Volkswagon of Lebanon, Dartmouth College, Children's Art Studio, InTrack Investment and Home Advisor.