Museum Collection

Elmer Livingston MacRae (1875-1953) Schooner in the Ice, 1900, Oil on canvas

The Museum Collection is comprised of objects that are connected to and convey the history of the Town of Greenwich and Bush-Holley Historic Site, the home of Connecticut’s first Impressionist art colony at the turn of the 20th century. Objects in the collection date from the 18th through the 20th century and document the material culture of present and former inhabitants of Greenwich and its region—fine and decorative arts; maritime, agricultural, industrial and domestic artifacts; costumes and textiles; and paintings and other works by those artists who boarded at or visited the Bush-Holley House. Many of the pieces are exhibited in Bush-Holley House and provide the context for its dual interpretation—the Bush family from 1790 to 1825 and the Cos Cob art colony from 1890 to 1920.

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