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CT students discover their Indian-American heritage through oral histories: ‘They made a lot of sacrifices’
By Robert Merchant | Greenwich Time | Feb. 4, 2023 GREENWICH — History can be made by vast technological shifts, charismatic leaders and odd quirks
The Magazine Antiques | 2022
In Connecticut, the Greenwich Historical Society has finally been able to mount Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman. The show was meant to go on view last fall, but that plan was scotched thanks to flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. The exhibition examines the artworks created by the American impressionist while living in a farmhouse in Greenwich.
Art and Antiques | November 2022
THROUGH January 22 the Greenwich Historical Society will stage a major exhibition for impressionist John Henry Twachtman featuring his home and surroundings in Greenwich, Connecticut. The famed artist lived in the area from 1890 through 1899 and is considered to be when he painted some of his best-known works. The show, titled “Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman”, was curated by Lisa N. Peters, Ph.D., an independent scholar and author on several Twachrman and American art publications.
COS COB, CONN. – “I can see how necessary it is to live always in the country – at all seasons of the year.” American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman (1853-1902) shared this certainty with close friend and fellow artist Julian Alden Weir in 1891, a few days after adding acreage to his small farmstead in Greenwich, Conn. Twachtman’s guiding belief in the inspirational power of place and nature shines through the exhibition and catalog titled “Life and Art: The Greenwich Paintings of John Henry Twachtman.” Visitors can take in the intriguing presentation at the Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob until January 22.
Greenwich Historical Society pays tribute to the late author David McCullough: ‘A story from a master’
By Ken Borsuk | Greenwich Time | Aug. 11, 2022
Legendary historian David McCullough is being honored by the Greenwich Historical Society as its leader recalled him as “a national spokesman” for history and education.
In Greenwich stop, Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz boosts CT’s free museum program that allow families ‘to learn together’
By Ken Borsuk | Greenwich Time | Aug. 1, 2022
To promote a $15 million program offering free summer admission to kids at more than 90 Connecticut museums and sites, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz took a tour of the Greenwich Historical Society and urged families to do the same.
How does the Greenwich Historical Society teach today’s kids yesterday’s skills? One class at a time.
By Annelise Hanshaw | Greenwich Time | July 24, 2022
Eight kids learned to churn butter, weave and make lanterns this week as they imagined what it was like to live like the Bush and Holley families in the 18th and 19th centuries.
By Maggie Dimock | Connecticut Explored Inc. | Summer 2022
In a letter scribbled on stationery from The Players club in New York in the winter of 1902, now held in the Holley-MacRae Papers in the collection of the Greenwich Historical Society, American Impressionist artist John Henry Twachtman (1853 – 1902) put into words the dislocation and exhaustion of city living: “I wish I were back. The town is using me up. I am on the go from morning until night and nothing doing. Always busy about some damned unnecessary thing and spending money to beat the band and to no purpose. And I also miss the painting.”
On its way to its 100th, the Greenwich Historical Society to celebrate its 90th anniversary In a Gatsbyesque setting
By Anne W. Semmes | Greenwich Sentinel | July 15, 2022
Come to a unique dinner-dance event to celebrate 90 years of service to the community. Taking place on the grounds of the neoclassical Beaux Arts-style waterfront estate, Easterly, circa 1902. A giant tent will evoke the glamorous Café Society, so transformed into the famed zebra-striped New York El Morocco nightclub. Inside, guests will be dancing to the tunes of Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
By Ali Muldoon | Greenwich Sentinel | July 8, 2022
When Covid-19 hit, the Greenwich Historical Society was determined to continue to preserve and disseminate the history of Greenwich. To achieve this goal, the group compiled a plethora of self-guided walking tours rich with information on what Greenwich was like before Lululemon and Saks 5th Avenue.
By Robert Marchant | Greenwich Time | May 9, 2022
Some 90 years ago, the Greenwich Historical Society came into existence. In honor of its anniversary, town residents are invited to learn more about Greenwich from its first settlers to its distinct neighborhoods.
The Greenwich Historical Society had the privilege to be featured in the April 2022 WPKN podcast hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County. Listen to it right here.
Greenwich Sentinel: The extraordinary contributions of three generations of women in the Bush-Holley House
By Anne W. Semmes
Read about the latest special guided tour of the Bush-Holley house via the Greenwich Sentinel.
By News 12 Long Island | Feb. 21, 2022
News 12 visited the Greenwich Historical Society to Interview Dennis Culliton about the Witness Stones Project and our own Heather Lodge.
By Robert Marchant | Greenwich Time | February 12, 2022
Few markers of slavery exist in southern Connecticut, reminders of a time when men and women were bought and sold like property or livestock.
Thomas Connors | The Magazine Antiques | January 3, 2022
Home. For most of us, it is the heart’s happy place. For creative types, it can be prison or paradise, a cage that keeps one from working, or the setting where one works best. And then there are those like Frank Lloyd Wright and Claude Monet. The architect’s estate, Taliesin, in the hills of the Wisconsin countryside, was both abode and manifesto—a working studio and classroom, where acolytes gathered and often gave their all to learn from the ever-confident master. Monet turned his home in the French village of Giverny into a place both of this world and apart from it—a garden of the artist’s mind as much as of the earth.