preservation panel collage
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Protect Historic Properties and Enjoy the Economic and Environmental Benefits                                             ...
Curator Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Join us for a virtual tour of our latest exhibition, Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob. Curator Maggie Dimock will lead the tour through the gallery highlighting...
kids painting at Greenwich Historical
Thursday, February 11th 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm, ages 6-8
Take a page from the book of former Greenwich resident Jim Henson and create some monsters. In this class students will learn a little about Jim Henson’s time in Greenwich, the history...
winter fun ships in the harbor
Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, ages 7-10
Inspired by our new exhibit’s look at the history of Cos Cob harbor, this class will focus on creating a pair of paper boats. Students will learn about Greenwich’s shipping history, historic...
Chocolate Sunday Celebration 2021
Now til February 10, 2021
Our annual Chocolate Sunday celebration takes a new delicious twist this year with a special take–home package to share with your Valentines! Enjoy a specially wrapped package of hot chocolate, sweets and...
winter fun pointillism painting
Tuesday, February 9th 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, ages 8-12
Re-create and reinterpret the centerpiece of our new exhibit: Childe Hassam’s The Red Mill, Cos Cob. In this session, students will learn about the Cos Cob art colony, Impressionism, Pointillism, perspective and...
Upcoming Exhibit

Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob

January 16 – March 28, 2021

An intimate focus exhibition celebrating the Greenwich Historical Society’s recent acquisition of a luminous 1896 canvas by American impressionist artist Childe Hassam, titled The Red Mill, Cos Cob

Childe Hassam

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.  

Hassam The Goldfish Window

Hassam in Cos Cob

Childe Hassam’s first trip to Greenwich, Connecticut probably took place in 1894 when he paid a visit to his friend, artist John Henry Twachtman, who

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childe hassam the red mill cos cob

Painting the Shipyard

In January 2021 the Greenwich Historical Society will show publicly for the first time a newly acquired painting by American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam, which

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 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


sunday, april 25, 2021

Greenwich Landmarks Recognition Reception

The David Ogilvy Preservation Award

The 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and the brave women who made it possible inspires this year’s Landmarks Recognition program. Four Greenwich structures owned, designed or dedicated to trailblazing women will receive bronze plaques in  recognition of their design excellence and value in preserving Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage.  David Ogilvy will be granted posthumously with the Greenwich Historical Society’s first David Ogilvy Preservation Award to recognize his contributions to historic preservation in Greenwich.

Innis Arden Cottage
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

History in the Making

Honoring Barbara and Ray Dalio 
in conversation with David Rubenstein

in 2021, the Greenwich Historical Society will  honor Barbara and Ray Dalio at our “History in the Making” event for their philanthropic contributions to Greenwich and beyond, and their commitment to ensuring a future that offers generations to come opportunities to make our world at large a better place. 

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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. 

We’re Open!

Our Galleries, Museum Store and Archives are open.

Reservations are required for the galleries.
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