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Today, the Greenwich Historical Society provides a sense of place in a digital world, with Community-building programming to promote a sense of belonging; Outreach that draws a town of diverse people, experience and ideas together in our shared stories; Resources for learning, exploring and preserving our history and Educational opportunities for thousands of local children and lifelong learners.
The Museum–School Partnership
History, saved and preserved, is the foundation for future generations. By preserving authentic and meaningful documents, artifacts, images, stories and places, future generations have a foundation on which to build and know what it means to be a member of the community.
Serving curious minds of all ages– researchers, writers, genealogists and those looking to connect modern Greenwich with its rich history and sense of place–the Archives collections offer state-of-the-art research opportunities and preservation of treasured artifacts.
By 2023, we will have finding aids for over 100 distinct collections and more than 100,000 images freely accessible to the public via our Digital Collections Portal at digital.greenwichhistory.org.
Expanding access to our archival resources supports the work of students, teachers, scholars and residents.
History teaches vital skills. Historical thinking requires critical approaches to evidence and argument and develops contextual understanding and historical perspective, encouraging meaningful engagement with concepts like continuity, change, connection and the ability to interpret and communicate complex ideas clearly and coherently.
Schools need our help. Instruction time for history has decreased significantly in public and private school curricula, while the need for critical-thinking, well-informed young minds becomes more important than ever. Privately funded institutions like the Greenwich Historical Society need to fill the crucial gaps with resources and educational programming that support teachers and children.
As part of our effort to bring together the community, the Greenwich Historical Society hosts events throughout the year offered to members and the public. Events include the Tavern Garden Markets, Music, education, gardening, crafts and more.