Over Here and Over There:
The Popular Music of WWI
Music played a key role in the development of popular opinion during WWI. Lyrics and sheet music art were often designed to influence public opinion As the political climate shifted from neutrality to support for the allies, so did mainstream music. Prior to US involvement in 1917 many songs supported neutrality with more than one song invoking a mother’s love as a reason enough for a son to stay at home. After 1917, when the United States joined the conflict, patriotic themes became more popular.
Led by Stefanie Kies and Bea Crumbine, the program will juxtapose performances of period music with background information and slides. Also, performing are vocalist Dan Swartz and John Goldschmid on piano.
Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 pm
and Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4:00 pm
Vanderbilt Education Center
$10 for members and $15 for nonmembers
Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10
2015 Landmark Recognition Event
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Five Historic Homes To Be Recognized
This year, the Greenwich Historical Society’s will honor five properties that reflect Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage. Properties include a stunning backcountry estate once home to Joseph Hirshhorn and the fabulous art collection he donated to the Smithsonian; the former Greenwich Post Office (now Restoration Hardware); French Farm, whose past owner was a preservation pioneer in Greenwich; a charming Cos Cob Victorian and the Riverside Avenue Bridge (Connecticut’s only cast iron bridge). Each of the properties will be presented with a Greenwich Historical Society plaque for adherence to design and architectural excellence. The properties join nearly 300 other homes, sites and other structures that have been plaqued since the program’s inception in 1987.
Leader in America’s New Preservation Movement to Speak
We are very pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Stephanie Meeks, president and chief executive officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Under Meeks, the Trust has developed an ambitious strategic plan to save imperiled places, engage new and younger audiences in preservation and develop new models for preservation funding—all issues as relevant to our community as they are to the national scene. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear a true leader in the new preservation movement.
The Landmark Recognition Program, now in its 27th year, is generously sponsored by:
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT
Tickets: $75 per person; $250 for Patron level; $500 for Benefactor level.
Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Advance reservations required. Champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
About the Greenwich Landmark Recognition Program
The Landmark Recognition Program was begun in 1987 by the Greenwich Historical Society. Originally known as “Signs of the Times,” its purpose is to encourage preservation through the recognition of historic and architecturally significant structures. Each plaqued property is professionally researched and documented, and its records are preserved in the Historical Society’s library and archives. Over the years, these materials have proved to be very popular with homeowners, researchers, and scholars, as well as architects, builders and real estate professionals.
Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy
A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.