Anna Greco

Historical Society Panel on Immigration Support

Executives from organizations in Greenwich that have active support programs for refugees and immigrants will lead a panel discussion on how to assist new members of the community in making smooth and successful transitions. Open to the public, the forum takes place Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Greenwich Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center. Historical Society members: $10, Non-members: $15. For more information and reservations, visit greenwichhistory.org/event/community-panel-creating-home-nonprofits-supporting-settlement-in-greenwich/ read more...

Historical Society Behind-the-Scenes Site Tours

Explore the artful blend of historic restoration and new construction at the Greenwich Historical Society’s newly reimagined site, on Sunday, Oct. 7. Two special tours of the new buildings and grounds will showcase discoveries made during the construction process including historic wallpaper, an original key for Toby’s Tavern and highlights from the Historical Society’s collection. read more...

Greenwich Historical Society Announces STEAP Grant

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. read more...

Historical Society Seeks Storytellers

The Greenwich Historical Society is looking for storytellers for its Spring Story Barn program. The theme for the April 28 Story Barn, “Imagine That!,” stems from the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition, “Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play.” The visionary puppetry of the Hensons, best known as creators of the Muppets, transformed American entertainment, and their contributions to Sesame Street revolutionized early childhood education. With seemingly limitless imaginations, Jane and Jim Henson worked in tandem as busy parents raising five young children in Greenwich (1964-1971). read more...

Historical Society Looking for Storytellers

The Greenwich Historical Society is seeking storytellers for its upcoming Story Barn on Friday, April 1. Story Barn is a biannual favorite, an entertaining twist on oral history, where a given theme is explored through personal stories. This time around, the topic will be “Any Port in a Storm,” selected to connect with the Historical Society’s newest exhibition “Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History.” Storytellers are welcome to creatively interpret the given theme with only two caveats: stories must be true, and they must be told within a five- to ten-minute time frame. No experience is needed; an interesting yarn and a positive attitude are the only requirements. A practice session with emcee Bonnie Levison is offered prior to the program. read more...