On June 19, 2020, we commemorated Juneteenth at the Norwich City Hall. This celebration of freedom from slavery is as American as anything else. Whether our ancestors were looking for religious freedom, a chance to live without the threat of constant wars in Europe or were once slaves whose chains had been broken, we all love freedom!
The Leffingwell Museum, located on West Town Street in Norwichtown, is a rich repository of historical artifacts. Originally founded as the first Inn in Norwich by Thomas Leffingwell in the early 18th century, the museum hosts History Days focusing on Revolutionary War era crafts. Our rich history in Norwich is enviable and should be celebrated. I would encourage anyone in Norwich or, indeed, anywhere, to come visit our beautiful city, a city that’s got a past, a present, and a future.
I’ve been honored to help serve local meals to Norwich citizens in need. This program is run by the St Vincent de Paul center in Norwich as part of the ministry of the Diocese of Norwich. Local restaurants contribute meals weekly. Royal Punjabi, Old Tymes Restaurant, La Stella’s Pizzeria and many others have generously contributed to this program, which has allowed St Paul’s to feed many people. Join us on Sundays at 1:00 PM!