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Historical Society Launches Construction Phase of New Campus

From left to right: Katrina Dorsey, Director of Development, Greenwich Historical Society; Bruce Dixon, Treasurer, Greenwich Historical Society; Andrew Ashforth, CEO & President of A.P. Construction; Thomas P. Clephane, Trustee of Greenwich Historical Society; Haley Elmlinger, Capital Campaign Committee member and Trustee, Greenwich Historical Society; Livvy Floren, CT State Representative; Peter Tesei, Greenwich First Selectman; Scott Frantz, CT State Senator; Davidde Strackbein, Chairman, Greenwich Historical Society; Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senator; Debra Mecky, Executive Director, Greenwich Historical Society; Peter Malkin, Chairman of the Capital Campaign; David Parker, David Scott Parker Architects; John Dixon, Chairman of Greenwich Historical Society Interior Design Committee; Andy Fox, Project Supervisor. Elaine Ubiña photo

A major milestone is being celebrated for the Reimagine the Greenwich Historical Society Campus Campaign with the official launch of the construction phase of the new campus. First announced to the public in November of 2015, the visionary $18.5 million campaign will enable the Historical Society to dramatically transform its campus to provide better access to its facilities and enrich its education and preservation programs.

“We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community for our Campaign, which will have lasting, positive impact on the cultural and educational life of Greenwich,” says Peter Malkin, Capital Campaign Chairman. “This generosity, coupled with our extraordinary dollar-for-dollar matching gift from anonymous donors for the first $6.75 million raised, has given us the funding required to begin reconstructing the campus. The expanded facility will enable us to realize our dream for a historical society that will rank among the nation’s finest, preserving Greenwich’s unique history and providing a powerful educational connection for future generations.”

The Historical Society is on target to complete the construction for a grand Re-opening in fall 2018.

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