3 people fighting for job of city historian in Norwich, CT. Quiz will determine winner.





NORWICH — The final two candidates for the Norwich city historian position have been named.

Maria Jolicoer, 50, and Sarah Murphy, 59, have applied for the position, which serves as the town’s authority on Norwich history, promotes and researches Norwich history and advises the City Council on historical matters.

Jolicoer is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and speaks often at local meetings. She said that experience has given her information on local historical topics she would like to use if she is appointed.

Murphy owned an art gallery and frame shop in Cleveland. She said she is interested in history after framing many customers’ mementos and pictures throughout the years. She also buys and restores historic residences.

Jolicoer and Murphy will go up against current historian Dale Plummer and Norwich Historical Society member Denison Gibbs in a quiz in July to choose the next historian. City Manager Robert Zarnetske will quiz the applicants on local and state history, before choosing one and sending the name to the City Council for approval.


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