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Historical Society Hosts Lecture on Frederick Law Olmsted

Learn the fascinating story of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s father of landscape architecture, at a Greenwich Historical Society program titled “On the Paths of a Genius: Frederick Law Olmsted in Connecticut” on Thursday, May 17. Born in Hartford in 1822, Olmsted designed Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City plus other major parks in Boston, Washington, D.C.,  and many other cities. Among his Connecticut designs are Seaside and Beardsley parks in Bridgeport, Walnut Hill in New Britain and the Institute of Living campus in Hartford. read more...

Greenwich Preservation Month, Photo Contest

Greenwich Historical Society announced that May will be designated “Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters!” for the second consecutive year. Inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to drive preservation at the local level, the promotion and companion photo contest kicked off at the Historical Society’s Landmarks Recognition reception on April 29 when Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei presented the official proclamation. read more...

Historical Society to Restore, Expand Impressionist Era Gardens

Greenwich Historical Society announced a new grant from the local garden club Hortulus to enable the restoration of the ornamental flower gardens, kitchen gardens, and grape arbor as part of the overall master plan for the Society’s campus transformation. The artist colony Impressionist period gardens of the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House provide critical interpretive information for visitors, as they convey both daily life routines (growing food provisions for the residents), as well as inspiring many subjects in the plein-air painters’ tableaux. read more...

‘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...

Chamber of Commerce Ends Centennial Year with Presentation

The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce held a ceremonial presentation at Greenwich Historical Society last week to mark the official end of The Chamber’s centennial year.  A binder containing the special activities held during the year and an autographed Hall of Fame capsule were officially registered for safekeeping at Historical Society archives. read more...

Lecturer to Speak on ‘The Jewish People in America’

In a program held in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Greenwich Historical Society, “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich,” Dr. Michael Feldberg will examine “the intertwined theme – and sometimes conflicting aims–of accommodation, assertion, adaptation, and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings.” The program will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. read more...