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Our Commitment to Education

Education is central to our mission.  Each year, the Historical Society provides educational programming to thousands of local public and private school students, including school tours, professional development programs for teachers, and interactive digital learning resources.  We work closely with teachers to design programs that complement classroom learning and fill in crucial gaps in art, social studies and civics curricula.

Our interactive, inquiry-based programs give students the opportunity to creatively explore topics and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Each experience is specially designed to complement classroom teaching while providing students and teachers a memorable day full of fun and discovery. 

In partnership with  a Title 1 magnet school, this program, which includes the first through the fifth grades, gives students an opportunity to visit the Bush-Holley Historic Site each year to learn about local history, develop an appreciation for art and build a foundation for lifelong learning.

The Witness Stones project brings students, teachers and local historians together to learn, research and celebrate the lives of enslaved people where they lived and worked. Records show that at least fifteen enslaved people have lived and worked at the Bush-Holley House site in Cos Cob.

The educators at the Greenwich Historical Society are familiar with badge requirements for all levels of both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Our 60-90 minute programs are available between the hours of 1-5 p.m. Each visit includes the Bush-Holley House Historic Site patch. 

Explore Connecticut’s colonial history and the works of the Cos Cob Art Colony through games, crafts and hands-on fun. Creative young minds will spend time in our historic gardens and (air-conditioned!) barn, exploring their surroundings using art, science, and old-fashioned ingenuity!

Gather the family and explore history and activities right from home! 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 an idea for something you would like to see? Let us know at

School Tours at the Bush-Holley House and Campus

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School programs are scheduled Tuesdays‒Fridays starting at 10:00 am. Each program runs 1½ hours. Groups of up to 50 students can be accommodated at one time. One adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. Program fees are $5 per student. Teachers and adult chaperones attend programs for free. To book one of our exciting programs, call 203-869-6899.

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Contact us to discuss custom programs and pricing. Please note that a custom program will need a minimum of two months preparation time to conduct research and create materials. They are also subject to additional fees.