Holiday Festival featuring master storyteller Jonathan Kruk- Tickets now available

Friday, December 3

December 1, 2021
Throughout the month of December, enjoy a guided house tours of the historic Bush-Holley house, Wednesday through Sundays, by reservation.
December 2, 2021
Opening Night Cocktail Reception! Find something for everyone on your list at our thoughtfully curated holiday market with 35 vendors offering the finest in Holiday Gifts, Jewelry, Clothing, Specialty Foods, and more!
December 2, 2021
9:00 am
On December 2, 3 & 4, Visit the third annual Festival of Tabletop Trees that celebrates the talents of local retailers, organizations, and designers who help us make our homes festive sanctuaries during the holiday season. View, purchase or bid on a tree via on-site silent auction.
December 3, 2021
9:30 am
Get into the spirit of the holiday and create a beautiful one-of-a-kind wreath that speaks to your unique decorating taste and style.  Make your front door as merry as it can be!
December 3, 2021
4:00 pm
Our campus will come alive for the holidays, with activities for all ages. Enjoy holiday crafts and gingerbread decorating, a special visit from Santa, and Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk as he brings Charles Dickens’ immortal tale to life.

A look back at History in the Making Award Dinner

On October 13, 2021, The Greenwich Historical Society honored Barbara & Ray Dalio for their philanthropic contributions to Greenwich and beyond. 

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Greenwich Historical Society curators, educators and docents have come together to bring the best of Greenwich history – our stories, our landmarks, archives and collections –  online for all to peruse and enjoy.  For educators, parents, and all those curious about Greenwich and our rich history, we welcome to you enjoy.  

old mill farm

Foundation House at Old Mill Farm

Foundation House at Old Mill Farm is a 5,800 SF, eight bedroom Elizabethan Tudor featuring antique English oak linen-fold panel walls, a great hall with a 40’ vaulted ceiling, stained-glass windows, quarter-sawn oak floors and a stone rathskeller.

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Beautiful Workers: The Gardeners Behind the Landscapes

For over a century, Greenwich has been home to some of the most picturesque gardens in the United States. Designed by leading 20th-century landscape architects, these sprawling pleasure gardens often included sunken pools, sculpted fountains and an array of native and exotic plants.

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Lobby to Storehouse ©Durston-Saylor

Due to the unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Ida, the Greenwich Historical Society’s Museum Galleries, Library and Archives are closed until further notice. We are thankful that the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, our exhibit galleries, the Vanderbilt Education Center and offices were not damaged. The Museum Store remains open.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help the Historical Society’s cleanup and restoration efforts. 

 Our Education Team is hard at work creating content for students, teachers and parents. Find interesting facts, at-home projects, and learning guides updated regularly here on our site.  Have contact you would like to see? Let us know at hlodge@greenwichhistory.org.

Become a member.

Enjoy all the benefits of membership, and help us fulfill our mission, to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future. Show your support by renewing your membership or making a gift today.

We’re still celebrating...

Our Great Lawn and historic Barn are perfect for intimate gatherings .  In this difficult time, our space is perfect for smaller events – tented on the great lawn or using our Barn, grounds and galleries for corporate meetings, bridal showers, birthday parties, engagements, anniversary parties and small weddings.