Greenwich Historical Society Announces STEAP Grant

The Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, with the Greenwich Historical Society’s Curator of Education Anna Greco (left) and Director of Development Katrina Dorsey (right) in Hartford on April 13, after the State voted to award the STEAP Grant to the Historical Society.

Greenwich Historical Society announced that it has received a $389,800 STEAP (Small Town Economic Assistance Program) grant from the State of Connecticut to assist with the completion of site improvements and walkways for the Greenwich Historical Society’s expanded campus at its Bush-Holley House site. The program funds economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life capital projects because “preserving the historical integrity and beauty of our small towns is vital to our economy and quality of life,” according to the Office of Policy and Management.

This funding from the Connecticut State Bond Commission will complete the Greenwich Historical Society’s historic Bush-Holley Campus with landscape plantings, pathways, accessible ramps and walks, and restored landscape features as well as drainage, slope and embankment protection.

These improvements will concurrently restore the site’s bucolic character as a park amenity for public enjoyment while also making its programs, green space and museums accessible to the thousands of school children who annually visit the Historical Society as part of their curricula.

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