A diversity of options
The Greenwich Historical Society is the only organization focused expressly on preserving Greenwich history in all its diversity. Preservation is a fluid, ongoing process, so we continuously collect, catalog and preserve tens of thousands of historical documents relating to life in Greenwich.
These include photos, manuscript collections, deeds, maps, postcards, menus, programs, correspondence, posters, journals, directories and books. Our collection includes many items from the 19th and 20th centuries, and some that date back even earlier. Even official Greenwich town records don’t include many of the documents contained in our collection. Opportunities for discovery abound.
The undeniable value of authentic, original materials
The Archive’s greatest value lies in its ability to offer primary sources—eyewitness accounts and intimate personal observations of events and time periods free from interpretation by historians and authors. Each primary source offers a unique, original perspective.
Collection highlights include:
Help Preserve Greenwich History
It’s not unusual for Greenwich residents and business owners to chance upon items, documents, photos and artwork that may hold historic value. Although the Greenwich Historical Society is selective about what is accepted due to mission and space constraints, we urge you to email our archivist, Christopher Shields, or call him at (203) 869-6899, ext. 23 for more information.
Visit the Archives to take full advantage of this truly unique resource.