Ernest Thompson Seton

Exhibition Honors Woman’s Suffrage Centennial

Greenwich Historical Society will unveil a dynamic exhibition that showcases the role Greenwich women played on the national stage in achieving the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment. Opening Feb. 5 and on view through Sept. 6, “An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial” features a wide variety of historic objects from museums, libraries, private collections and descendants of suffragists to illustrate the long struggle for the right to vote. Through educational and interpretive programming, the Historical Society will explore broader social and civic issues that resonate today, such as voter registration, voter suppression and the Equal Rights Amendment. read more...

Greenwich Scouting, Troop 9 Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On Dec. 17, Troop 9 celebrated its 100th anniversary in addition to their quarterly Court of Honor ceremony. Founded in December 1918, Troop 9 is the oldest continuously chartered troop in Greenwich sponsored by the Second Congregational Church. Troop 9 started just eight years after Greenwich Council was established in July 1912. Monday evening’s distinguished guest included: Selectman John Toner, Senator Scott Frantz, Representative Mike Bocchino, Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey; several executive members from Greenwich Scouting including Craig Harding, Kevin O’Shea, and Wayne Plewniak; former and current adult leaders, and scouts. Selectman Toner presented a Proclamation citing “December 17, 2018 as Greenwich BSA Troop 9 100th Anniversary Day.” Senator Frantz presented a Connecticut State Assembly Citation; a Certificate of Special Recognition was presented from Congressman Jim Himes’ office, and a special commemorative patch was made for the occasion featuring the Second Congregational Church. read more...

Historical Society Holds Talk on Ernest Thompson Seton

On Sunday, June 11, the Greenwich Historical Society will hold a talk by Julie Seton and tour of Ernest Thompson Seton Reservation. Ernest Thompson Seton is known as a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, but he was also a world renowned artist-naturalist, nature writer, advocate of First Tribes, and founder or co-founder of other organizations that emphasize nature study, camp craft and character development. This talk by Julie Seton will touch on the highlights of his life with special attention to how his Greenwich estate, called Wyndygoul, was instrumental in shaping these programs. read more...