CT Summer at the Museum

This season, Greenwich Historical Society is thrilled to once again participate in the CT Summer at the Museum program.

Welcome Kids!

From July 1 through September 5, 2022, Connecticut resident children 18 and under, plus one accompanying adult, are invited to visit our campus and gardens, museum galleries and tour the historic Bush-Holley House FREE of CHARGE!

Bush-Holley House tours are offered Wednesday – Sunday, at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm. Space is limited and reservation are recommended.   

Summer Storytime

As a part of the CT Summer at the Museum program we invite pre-schoolers and their caretakers to join us for a free half-hour of stories and music in our gallery and gardens every Wednesday morning beginning July 13 at 11:00 am. Our Storyteller is Patty Silkman, a recently retired Greenwich Public Schools teacher and a current Storyteller at the Byram Schubert Library. 

Creating Opportunities

The CT Summer at the Museum program was extremely successful in the summer of 2021, with museums throughout the state hosting hundreds of thousands of children, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford admission. This program is even more important in 2022 given that inflation and high gasoline prices are already adversely impacting attendance at our institutions, especially among lower income families. 

Positive Impact

A visit to a museum provides a special opportunity that can positively impact mental health, demonstrably improve learning outcomes among children and youth, and offer positive activities and outlets in many of the neighborhoods, towns, and cities that we serve. As children and students missed out on more than two years of group and school visits to our institutions as part of hands-on, interactive learning, the CT Summer at the Museum Program gives these children and students a chance to experience our historic campus, museum and gardens and benefit from our programs, activities, and exhibits. 

The CT Summer at the Museum has been made possible with the support of Connecticut Humanities and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the federal ARPA.