April Break Workshop: Building a Fairy House 10 am session

Fairy house workshop greenwich histosrical

Come join us for some April vacation fun! The Greenwich Historical Society is offering a series of educational, hands-on activities for the break. In this workshop, students will learn lore surrounding a fairy’s home, from the ancient Japanese Urashima Taro to the Victorian English Goblin Market to the Hudson Valley’s own revolutionary Rip Van Winkle. … Read more

The Colonial Kitchen Garden

chive blossoms

One of my favorite things do when the weather gets warm is garden. I love to watch tiny seeds turn into sprouts, sprouts turn into sprigs, and sprigs turn into full grown plants. It is a beautiful process that never fails to give me joy. When we think of a garden, we often think of … Read more

Women’s History Month: Greenwich Women Leave Their Mark

Three Greenwich Women You Should Know

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. To mark the occasion, the Greenwich Historical Society invites you to read about three women who lived most of their lives in Greenwich and had an immense impact on the everyday lives … Read more

God’s Little Acre: The Slave Trade in Newport with Keith Stokes

Gods Little Acre Newport Rhode Island

Cemeteries are largely seen as final resting places – an end. But God’s Little Acre, a Colonial African Burying Ground in Newport, Rhode Island is the beginning point to a rich cultural tapestry that is Newport’s African and African-American history. Recognized as the oldest and largest existing enslaved and free African heritage burying ground in … Read more

Spotlight on Printmaker Kerr Eby

Railroad Bridge etching by Kerr Eby

The Greenwich Historical Society’s current exhibition Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob (on view January 16-March 28, 2021) features several etchings by Childe Hassam depicting the buildings of Cos Cob’s Lower Landing, and interiors at the Holley House. Hassam was inspired to make serious study of etching as a technique … Read more

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