For 90 years, the Greenwich Historical Society has worked to preserve and celebrate Greenwich’s rich history and to foster a sense of belonging in our shared community.
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.
Your support helps expand foundational programs in four areas: Community, Outreach, Resources and Education. Community outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, serving Greenwich with unique programs that strengthen our connections to the past, to each other and to our future. We are committed to developing broad-reach community programs that engender a sense of place, of belonging and of stewardship to the Greenwich story.
As an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on donations from the Greenwich community to fund preservation of the beloved Bush-Holley House, our semi-annual art and history exhibitions, local preservation initiatives and educational and cultural programs that are enjoyed by over 14,000 visitors each year.
Your tax-deductible donation will help underwrite all of our work, from our exhibitions and events, to our educational resources for local teachers and students and our public programs for lifelong learners.
We rely on support from sponsors and underwriters to produce award-winning community programs and events. Sponsorship opportunities are available from $500 – $50,000 and are custom tailored to meet the needs and goals of each sponsor.
The Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill, also known as the Edwin Knapp Gristmill, is a historic gristmill on this property, 124 Old Mill Road, Greenwich CT. Built about 1796, it is one of the oldest mill buildings in the state, and a rare surviving example of brace-frame construction. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Donate to the Sylvanus Selleck Gristmill fund to help ensure its ongoing preservation.