The Norfolk History Museum

The Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 East Freemason Street, was built in 1794 by Captain William Willoughby, a descendant of English immigrant Captain Thomas Willoughby I, who was the recipient of a 1636 Royal grant of 200 acres – 50 of which would become the town of Norfolk in 1682. It has been administered by The Chrysler Museum of Art since 1969 and opened as the Norfolk History Museum on September 10, 2005. The current exhibition showcases various aspects of Norfolk’s architectural, commercial, maritime and military history through objects from the Chrysler Museum’s collection and other institutions and private citizens.