Spring is one of the loveliest times of the year in Greenwich. Wherever you look, the landscape is in bloom with a profusion of flowering trees, bushes and spring bulbs. It’s yet another reason to be proud of our beautiful community. In fact, we have found that one of the things that fans of the Greenwich Historical Society share is pride in this unique town. As citizens, we look for ways to support the people and institutions that make living here so special. One way you can help to maintain that quality of life is by making a gift to the Greenwich Historical Society’s Annual Fund Campaign.
Your gift supports a Greenwich institution that continually contributes to the beauty and vitality of the community with:
- The Library and Archives, which actively chronicles the life of our town for future generations.
- Education programs and exhibitions that allow people of all ages to better understand their connection with past citizens and events.
- Preservation initiatives that safeguard an architectural heritage that includes the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, the site of the Cos Cob art colony.
Annual Fund contributions from individuals make up the largest source of funding for the Greenwich Historical Society’s operations. Your gift of any size will help meet this year’s goal of $550,000. Please use the envelope in this newsletter to make a tax-deductible gift before June 30, 2013. You’ll be proud you did!
Antiquarius 2013 a Resounding Success
This year’s Antiquarius, with so many “moving parts,” demanded many hands, hearts and minds to make it a resounding success. We were abundantly blessed.
The Historical Society would like to express its profound gratitude to the scores of generous patrons, corporate sponsors and dedicated volunteers who donated their time and financial resources. We would also like to express our great appreciation to the five homeowners who so generously shared their homes with hundreds of visitors on our behalf and to Linda and Richard Breeden, who so graciously opened their home to host the patron party.
Our tireless event chairs and steering committee members deserve special recognition. Not only were they incredibly capable, but they also brought a joyful and creative spirit to the task. The Greenwich Historical Society is indeed fortunate to be the beneficiary of the efforts of everyone involved in supporting our mission to educate, preserve and promote Greenwich history. Kudos to all who made this crucial fundraising event possible!
CPTV Features Greenwich Historical Society in Connecticut Cultural Treasure Series
We were tapped last spring to participate in the Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures series, which featured the state’s most notable historic landmarks, museums, parks, historic districts and performing arts venues. In March, a film crew captured footage of the site and interviewed Executive Director Debra Mecky about it history and former board chairman and art historian Susan Larkin about it’s connection with the Cos Cob art colony. The result was a wonderful five-minute introduction to our site and its colorful past.
Volunteer! Want to get involved? Check out the many ways you can volunteer at the Greenwich Historical Society!
events + programs
February 6 through March 16, 2014
Opens April 9
April 24, 2014
Aprii 27, 2014
Country Homes in the Gilded Age:
Greenwich’s Great Estates: 1880-1930
A lecture by Davidde Strackbein
May 7, 2014
June 10, 2014
Many thanks to all who sent donations during Fairfield County Gives. We appreciate your support!