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Education is core to our mission. Every year the Greenwich Historical Society interacts with thousands of students and teachers: all third graders in Greenwich Public Schools, most local independent schools, and school groups from neighboring towns in Connecticut and New York visit every year for interactive, inquiry-based programs that meet curriculum standards and complement classroom teaching.

Our team of professional educators works with teachers to develop lessons that uniquely fit their goals, using primary source documents and collections housed in our library, archives and museum.

We conduct professional development programs for teachers who take tours of Bush-Holley House and current exhibitions and get behind-the-scenes looks at our collections. We demonstrate how primary sources documents, objects and artwork can be incorporated into research projects and classroom discussions.

We also host after-school programs including badge workshops for scouts. Our educators are deeply familiar with badge requirements for all levels of both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

In addition, our beloved summer camp uses Bush-Holley House and our staff, collections and archives to offer second- through eighth-graders a highly interactive summer experience with a wide variety of activities focusing on history and art.