Josephine Holley, the proprietress of the Holley boardinghouse, and noted American Impressionist painter John Henry Twachtman were close, supportive friends. Their letters preserve the system of support and care that sustained the Cos Cob art colony.
History from Home
Greenwich Historical Society curators, educators and docents have come together to bring the best of Greenwich history – our stories, our landmarks, archives and collections – online for all to peruse and enjoy. For educators, parents, and all those curious about Greenwich and our rich history, we welcome you to enjoy. If you’d like to contribute to our online resource or have a suggestion for a specific topic of interest, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Library & Archives, we have the privilege to work with and care for the materials that make up our collective history. Archivists organize,
“Elmer picked grapes and before Mrs. June left she did 30 glasses of grape jell. Elmer’s heart is full – likewise his belly…” Emma Constant
The Crispus Attucks Association was a community organization formally started in 1941 with the mission to provide programming for the Black population of Greenwich. The
This is the story of the first communal gardens in Greenwich, but throughout its history Greenwich residents would continue to come together to plant and harvest with an eye to the common good.
For over a century, Greenwich has been home to some of the most picturesque gardens in the United States. Designed by leading 20th-century landscape architects, these sprawling pleasure gardens often included sunken pools, sculpted fountains and an array of native and exotic plants.