Annual giving, through contributions to the Annual Fund and major gifts to
the Greenwich Historic Trust, has an enormous impact on the Historical
Society's ability to provide outstanding education programs and resources for
This year's Annual Fund campaign focuses on the educational programs that
each year help more than 3,500 area school children learn about American
history through the events that unfolded here in Cos Cob at Bush-Holley
Historic Site. These young students have a "you are there" opportunity to learn
what life was like in colonial New England, to understand the fundamental
issues of the American Revolution and to see the work of ground-breaking
Impressionist painters who stayed at the Holley boarding house between 1890 and
1920. Please support the Historical Society’s Annual Fund Campaign and make
history come alive for a new generation increasingly distanced from our
past. The Greenwich Board of Education contributes $6 for each student who
visits, but this is only a small portion of the cost of maintaining the
historic site and providing a professional museum educator and trained docents
to ensure the quality of these programs.
By giving to the Annual Fund Campaign, you also reach students in need. Each
year of their elementary school education, all Hamilton Avenue students have a
free hands-on experience with history during visits to the Bush-Holley Historic
Site. Sixty-five percent of those students live at or below the poverty level.
A portion of the Hamilton Avenue program has been supported by a grant, but the
Historical Society pays nearly half of the direct expenses.
Your support is essential so our youngest citizens can experience "real"
history. Please contribute to the Annual Fund Campaign. You'll be helping us
tell the story of our past to the children who are our future. Thank you for
Contributions to the Greenwich Historical Society Annual Fund may be
made easily and safely online through this site.
Please accept my support in the amount of:
For additional information on naming and underwriting opportunities, please
contact Anne Bradner, Development
Director, or call 203.869.6899.