Norwalk Preservation Trust has partnered with the Norwalk Arts Commission to create an insider’s tour of Norwalk’s collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals during the fourth Annual Living History Tour. The tour will start with a docent-led look at the paintings and the rarely seen source photographs, continuing with a bus tour around Norwalk to view the sites today.
Scheduled for Sunday, September 28th at 1pm, the tour includes a guided presentation of the WPA collection of paintings in the Norwalk collection, a look at the rarely seen source photographs, followed by a bus tour to visit the locations featured in the paintings. Re-enactors will join the tour to bring to life the people, scenes and events portrayed in the paintings. A reception with refreshments will conclude the tour.
WPA artists created more than 50 works of art for Norwalk’s public schools libraries and post offices from 1935 to 1941. While much of the WPA art nationally has been lost or destroyed, most of Norwalk’s collection was rescued and restored. The Norwalk collections consist of nearly 50 murals, 31 of which are at City Hall.
You can reserve space on this year’s “Through Artist’s Eyes: Norwalk’s People and Places in the WPA Murals” tour by visiting the Norwalk Preservation Trust website.
Norwalk Preservation Trust is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve Norwalk’s irreplaceable historic buildings and neighborhoods by raising awareness, partnering with other organizations and taking appropriate action when necessary. We fulfill our mission through education, information, advocacy award programs, and public events. Our goal is to be a preservation resource for property owners, businesses and developers as well as city, state and national organizations and government agencies. We believe that Norwalk’s historic environment and architectural heritage should be a living part of the community.