This spring marks the culmination of our first collaboration with the Witness Stones Project, in conjunction with local schools and the local community.
Through research, education, and civic engagement, the WITNESS STONES PROJECT, Inc. seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.
Since 2019, the Greenwich Historical Society has worked with the Witness Stones Project and students from Sacred Heart Greenwich and Greenwich Academy to research the lives of Cull Bush, Patience, Candice Bush, and Hester Mead. Together, we are bearing witness to the lives of these enslaved individuals who lived, worked and loved in this historic home.
Join us as we honor Cull Bush, Patience, Candice Bush, and Hester Mead, and celebrate the important research fostered by this new partnership. Our inaugural placement ceremony will feature presentations from students, the placement of the memorial Witness Stones at the Bush-Holley House, and words from civic leaders and historians commemorating this important day.
Fred Camillo – First Selectman
Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Nins – First Baptist Church
Teresa Vega – Local Historian and Genealogist
Dennis Culliton – Founder and Executive Director Witness Stones Project
Kelly Bridges’ 7th grade students – Sacred Heart Greenwich
Kristen Erickson’s AP US History Class and Bobby Walker Jr’s US History Class – Greenwich Academy
We welcome the Greenwich community to be part of this exciting new project. For information on the Witness Stones Project, contact Heather Lodge, firstname.lastname@example.org.