Greenwich Commemorates Founders’ Day, Announces Winners of Photo Competition

By Richard Kaufman
Sentinel Reporter

On a very rainy Thursday, residents of the Town of Greenwich came out in full force to commemorate Founders’ Day at Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point. The Greenwich Historical Society also announced the winners of the third annual “This Place Matters!” photo contest.

Residents were encouraged to snap photos of places around town that matter and are worth preserving, describing in a few words about why they make Greenwich special.

This year’s winners:

Jay Wilson, Leave You Cryin’

Jay Wilson photo.

Barbara Heins, Greenwich Point Barn in Snow

Barbara Heins photo.

Dana Charette, Children’s Service, First Presbyterian Church Greenwich

Dana Charette photo.

Over 70 photos were submitted, and they were judged by Greenwich Magazine art directors Venera Alexandrova and Gavin Burke, as well as Christopher Shields, the Greenwich Historical Society’s curator of library and archives.

The three selected photos will be displayed at the Historical Society’s campus and in an upcoming issue of Greenwich Magazine.

The event also featured the reading of the original 1640 deed establishing Greenwich by State Rep. Livvy Floren. First Selectman Peter Tesei also gave his thoughts on Greenwich and why it’s such a special place.

Following the reception, guests toured the Feake-Ferris House, Greenwich’s oldest home and of the oldest in the nation. Last year, Greenwich Point Conservancy completed a multi-million dollar restoration of the circa 1645 house, which was home to Elizabeth Winthrop Feake, namesake of Elizabeth’s Neck, now known as Greenwich Point.

For a more expanded story on the Founder’s Day celebration and the “This Place Matters!” photo contest, be sure to check out the July 26 print edition of the Greenwich Sentinel!


About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at

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