In celebration of Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled: Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History by local researcher and historian, Madeleine Eckert, on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The lecture will be held at the new Norwalk Historical Society Museum located at 141 East Ave. in Norwalk, CT. Parking is available at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue. The Museum is located next to the Norwalk Health Department, in the red brick house with blue double front doors. The event is free but space is limited. A reception will follow each lecture.
Advanced reservation is rquired for the Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History Lecture. To register visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-846-0525. If there is inclement weather, the lecture will be rescheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Discovering 18th Century Norwalk Black History is a slide lecture that utilizes a number of source documents to weave a visual narrative of Norwalk’s fascinating 18th century African American history. This journey of discovery demonstrates how using information collected from local histories; newspaper notices and articles; Norwalk land records, vital records, census records, cemetery records, Revolutionary War service records; Internet articles, and additional references may help to create a more comprehensive understanding of the 18th century local African American experience.
Madeleine Eckert is a local researcher and historian who has served on the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors for a number of years. She and her husband Ed have given numerous slide lectures and walking tours dealing with Norwalk history.