Debra Mecky

‘The Jewish Experience in Greenwich’ is Topic of RMA Meeting

Dr. Ann Meyerson, nationally recognized guest curator of the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition: “An American Odyssey:  The Jewish Experience in Greenwich,” will present the untold story of how a small population of Jewish immigrants had a profound impact on the cultural and economic vitality of Greenwich at the Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich, Inc. (RMA) meeting on Feb. 21. The meeting is at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave., at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. read more...

Landmark Exhibition Celebrates the Jewish Experience in Greenwich

A collection of historic memorabilia and first-person accounts from Jewish residents of Greenwich chronicles the untold story of Greenwich’s Jewish community dating to the turn of the last century. The Greenwich Historical Society’s landmark exhibition: “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich,” which opens on Nov. 15, examines how Jews, like other immigrants, struggled with the pull to integrate into American society and yet also remain distinct. Their significant contributions to the cultural and economic vitality of Greenwich, despite their humble start, low numbers, periods of discrimination, and restrictions on worship, employment, and housing opportunities, are explored. read more...

Historical Society Announces ‘This Place Matters!’

What Greenwich place inspires you is at the heart of the Historical Society’s Greenwich Preservation Month: “This Place Matters!” campaign. Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Landmarks Recognition Program, the initiative encourages residents to focus on the importance of preservation for maintaining Greenwich’s rich cultural heritage by sharing the places and stories that make Greenwich such a cherished place worth preserving. read more...

Historical Society Landmarks Recognition Event

The Greenwich Historical Society’s Landmark Recognition reception, which honors distinctive properties that reflect Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage, announced it will plaque four properties at its May 7 celebration. The Perrot Memorial Library, Brant Art Education Center, and properties on Riversville and Stanwich roads will be presented with official Greenwich Landmark plaques for their value in preserving the town’s architectural legacy. read more...