Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

In 1886 William Albert Slater, the son of a wealthy Norwich industrialist, offered to memorialize his father, John Fox Slater, with a new building at the Norwich Free Academy. He chose noted Worcester, Massachusetts architect, Stephen C. Earle, to create a distinctive design. To many, the Slater Memorial was, and remains, Earle's finest work. Its design is Romanesque Revival in what has become known as the Richardsonian Romanesque after another noted 19th century American architect, Henry Hobson Richardson.
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  • The 10 minute documentary is worth viewing to give you a history of the museum, exhibits, and founding family. The staff is very friendly. Do not wear backpacks or you must check them at the registrat...  more »
  • Simply amazing asset for a public school. Remembering back to the days when you would only have some displays of students work in the halls, well this place has that beat. Yes, they still have all the...  more »
  • On the campus of the Norwich Free Academy, this is an unusual museum which included casts of ancient sculpture, art and artifacts from the local area dating back to Colonial times and interesting exhi...  more »
  • I came here on a trip from school. Where else would you find a collection like this outside of Europe? It brings all this beautiful, and ancient art locally versus needing to travel far to see it.
  • Beautiful museum with amazing casts oof statues and art.
  • They have a lot to see for a high school museum. There are colleges that don't have as much.
  • Awesome replicas of famous statues. Exhibits of diverse cultures.
  • Go visit your town and enjoy its history

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