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

April Break Workshop: Building a Fairy House

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

April Break Workshop: What Will My Garden Grow?

what will my garden grow! greenwich historical

Come join us for some April vacation fun! The Greenwich Historical Society is offering a series of educational, hands-on activities for the break. What Will My Garden Grow? In this workshop, students will learn about the life of a plant from seeds to fruit. Tied to our Spring 2021 Beautiful Work: The Art of Greenwich … Read more

An Introduction to Impressionism

Ernest Lawson Untitled c. 1900

What is Impressionism? Impressionism is an art movement that began in France in the late 1800’s. It is also the art style most associated with the Cos Cob art colony. Impressionism is a style of painting in which artists did not paint something that looked exactly like what they saw in real life, but rather … Read more

Winter Vacation Fun: Mini Monster Makers

kids painting at Greenwich Historical

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 of puppetry, and create three different types of puppets. Members $15/ NM $25 per session. Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red … Read more

Winter Vacation Fun: Ships in the Harbor

winter fun ships in the harbor

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 boat building, buoyancy and structural integrity. By the end of the class, students will have created two beautiful, functional paper boats to take … Read more

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