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Historical Society to take part in CT Open House Day

The Greenwich Historical Society will once again participate in the Connecticut Office of Tourism’s 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day, set for Saturday, June 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism. It’s a perfect opportunity for all Connecticut residents to discover or rediscover the wealth of treasures in their own backyards and to share their enthusiasm with family and friends.

There will be free admission to the Historical Society’s current exhibition “Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History,” which examines the town’s coastal roots from its early days to the present through photos, objects and paintings. Visitors will also be welcome to take a free, family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House at 1, 2 or 3 p.m. Bush-Holley House is Greenwich’s only National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of the Greenwich Historical Society’s site on Cos Cob Harbor.

Children of all ages can enjoy two free craft projects: creating nautical flags fashioned from felt and learning to make and race paper boats.

Plan to visit Bush-Holley Historic Site on CT Open House day, bring guests and become an ambassador for your local Historical Society!

The Bush-Holley Historic Site is located at 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. More information at 203-869-6899 or greenwichhistory.org. Admission is free. No reservations needed.

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