The Norwood Historical Society is pleased to offer this exhibit space to show off Norwood’s history and some of our collections. Please check back from time to time as we plan to offer new exhibits for you to enjoy!
Our current exhibit is on Norwood’s printing industry. Laurie Kearney, a Public History graduate student from the University of Massachusetts Boston, has assembled this history for us. For approximately 75 years, Norwood was home to several companies which was involved in the printing industry. Three bookmakers, an ink manufacturer, a book cloth maker, and even our tanneries, who provided materials for bookmaking, helped Norwood to become known as a printing center of the United States.
Our hope is that you will come away with a knowledge of these companies and the changes they brought to Norwood. Click on the links below to begin to explore this exhibit.