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Greenwich Historical Society

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47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States

September 2019

Storytime

September 18, 11:00 am11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Storytime

We’re starting storytime designed for kids ages two through five! Trained educator and former Greenwich Library storyteller Deborah Kupper will lead kids on fun explorations of historical events and figures through storytelling, songs, and movement. Children will experience our historic spaces, galleries, and collections through hands-on activities. Wednesdays; 11:00-11:30 am Free!

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Gallery Tours

September 18, 12:00 pm12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until December 4, 2019

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Gallery Tour

A docent will lead tours of our museum galleries Wednesdays and Saturdays at noon. The tours are free with museum admission and last 45 minutes. No registration necessary. Meet at the information desk in the Museum Lobby and learn about the important American Impressionist Cos Cob art colony and what stories the objects in the History Is... exhibition tell about Greenwich. Stay for a tour of Bush-Holley House. Admission to Bush-Holley House is by docent-led tour only at 1:00, 2:00, and…

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Gentle Yoga and Tea

September 19, 10:00 am11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until October 17, 2019

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$35 – $150
Yoga and Tea

Yoga emphasizes the importance of connection and sense of place, with the past, to our bodies, and to each other. The connections to self and others facilitates a sense of well being and fulfillment. People with all experience levels are invited to join new gentle yoga classes on campus followed by tea in the Artists’ Café. The class fee includes museum admission. Certified yoga teacher and positive psychology coach Helena Svedin will lead the group in standing and seated poses,…

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October 2019

Members Preview Party—AN AMERICAN STORY

October 1, 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Free

Join us in the Frank Family Foundation Gallery for a private reception to kick off this moving exhibit. Meet some of our featured subjects, friends from CIRI and the curators over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Free About the Exhibition October 2, 2019 through January 6, 2020 This fall we are thrilled to feature the award-winning exhibition, An American Story: Finding Home in Fairfield County, which highlights the experiences of refugees and immigrants who…

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Our Woven Community Pop-Up Shop

October 12, 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Our Woven Community (OWC) is a Bridgeport-based program that provides local resettled refugee women economic opportunity by creating beautiful handbags, scarves and other items using locally donated materials combined with fabrics from African countries to symbolize weaving of cultures; 100% of the proceeds benefit the artists and support program expenses. Fall Festival, Saturday, October 12, 2019 and at the Museum Store

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Fall Festival: Around the World!

October 12, 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$5 – $25

Bring the whole family for a festive day on the beautiful Historical Society grounds as we celebrate “Around the World,” inspired by our current exhibition, An American Story. Enjoy the Caribbean rhythms with the Carnival Trio and sing, clap and dance your way through a journey of the Americas with Serious Coyote. A scarecrow building competition, face painting, crafts and food await the whole family, along with tours of the Bush-Holley House Museum and Galleries. Saturday, October 12, 2019; noon…

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Emerging Trends and Challenges

October 22, 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$10 – $15

Dr. Sarah Deardorff Miller, Senior Fellow, Refugees International Dr. Miller will discuss the global refugee situation, including some of today’s largest displacement crises. She will consider why refugees are increasingly unwelcome and highlight how our local experience relates to the broader international system. Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 pm Members $10, Non-members $15

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Coffee with the Archivist: Greenwich Reads Fahrenheit 451

October 25, 10:00 am11:00 am
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Free

In collaboration with the Greenwich Reads Together 2019 selection of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, join Archivist Christopher Shields as he highlights objects in our collection that relate our local history to the book’s major themes: life in the 1940s and 1950s, government surveillance, mental health and the importance of preservation. Participants will visit the Archives to see the objects and then take part in a book talk with coffee and tea in the café. Friday, October 25, 2019, 10:00 to…

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November 2019

Story Barn: Finding Home

November 15, 7:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$15 – $20
Story Barn, Bonnie Levison

Story Barn is a highly anticipated biannual event that explores various themes through sharing personal stories from the sublime to the ridiculous. This fall’s theme is based on immigration and relocation. The show is held in a cabaret-style setting and is expertly emceed by Bonnie Levison. Wine, beer and tasty snacks will be served. Friday, November 15, 2019; 7:00 pm in the Barn; Members: $15, Non-members: $20

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