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 dniklaus@greenwichhistory.org.

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Foundation House at Old Mill Farm

Foundation House at Old Mill Farm is a 5,800 SF, eight bedroom Elizabethan Tudor featuring antique English oak linen-fold panel walls, a great hall with a 40’ vaulted ceiling, stained-glass windows, quarter-sawn oak floors and a stone rathskeller.

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Beautiful Workers: The Gardeners Behind the Landscapes

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.

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