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Norwalk Historical Society hosts A Virtual Visit and Mill Hill Park Open Sunrise to Sunset

On Thursday, June 18, at 5:30 pm rune into a virtual visit with Elise Hill hosted by the Norwalk Historical Society and featuring D. Darla Shaw, professor of women’s studies at WSCU.

Dr. Shaw will lead a lively discussion on Elsie’s early days in Norwalk, CT, her tireless struggle for women’s suffrage as well as her efforts in shaping the Equal Rights Amendment with friend and colleague, Alice Paul. Historical photographs of Elsie Hill will help illustrate her remarkable story. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  Participants must REGISTER in advance through Eventbrite by clicking HERE. A GoToMeeting link will be emailed to you the day before for this virtual event. Registration closes at 4:30pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020. This is a free event however donations are welcome.
If you are looking for a walk, the grounds at the Mill Historic Park in Norwalk are open every day, sunrise to sunset. It is a fun time of year to visit their park, be sure not to miss the herb grand. One of the plants found here is called Lambs ear. Lamb’s ear (Stachys byzantina) is known for its soft, velvety or fuzzy leaves as well as its lamb’s ear shape. The plant is native to Turkey, Armenia and Iran. Historically, its leaves were used as bandages to stop bleeding due to the astringent properties in the leaves. Another common name for this plant is woolly woundwort.