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47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States

April 2020

Storytime

April 8, 11:00 am11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 17, 2020

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

Our favorite teacher and storyteller-extraordinaire, Deborah Kupper, will enchant little listeners (and their caretakers) with stories, songs and activities relating to our new exhibition. Get ready for little protagonists with big voices and even bigger hearts! Free Wednesdays starting February 5; 11:00–11:30 am, Meet in the Lobby Free!

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Storybarn: Rise Up!

April 24, 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$15 – $20
Bonnie Levinson

In the Barn This highly anticipated biannual storytelling event, emceed by the one and only Bonnieie Levison, will explore topics inspired by the stories of civic activism and tenacity featured in the exhibition An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial. Storytellers will share their personal tales, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, in a cabaret-style setting. The mood is light, the crowd is encouraging, and the wine, beer and snacks are plentiful! Members: $15; Non-members: $20

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Music in the Barn!

April 27, 7:30 pm9:30 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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The Chamber Players logo

Vanderbilt Education Center Barn Greenwich Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players returns to the Historical Society to close their 48th season with a celebration of women composers. The Chamber Players of the GSO will present “Intimacy and Grandeur,” featuring a Mozart masterpiece: the Violin Sonata in A, K526, as well as Rebecca Clarke’s miniature Lullaby and Grotesque, the Brahms monumental Op. 60 Piano Quartet will be the season finale. Rebecca Clarke is the fourth in a group of women composers whose work…

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May 2020

MORE THAN SENECA FALLS: THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT IN NEW ENGLAND with Dr. Heather Munro Prescott

May 3, 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$10 – $15
Dr. Heather Munro Prescott

In the Vanderbilt Education Center Barn Many histories of women’s suffrage use the 1848 convention in Seneca Falls, New York, as a starting point for the movement, but neglect activism in other regions of the United States. In this afternoon lecture, Dr. Heather Munro Prescott will examine the New England women’s suffrage movement with a focus on critical activism on the state and local levels, exploring how suffragists from the region helped build the cause into a national movement. Heather…

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Coffee with the Curator

May 5, 10:00 am11:30 am
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One event on May 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$10 – $15

Join exhibition curator Kathy Craughwell-Varda to explore the current exhibition, An Unfinished Revolution: The Woman’s Suffrage Centennial. After the tour, join the curator in the new café for coffee, tea and conversation. Members: $10, Non-Members: $15

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PRINCESS OF THE HITHER ISLES: A BLACK SUFFRAGIST’S STORY FROM THE JIM CROW SOUTH

May 14, 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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$10 – $15
Adele Logan Alexander with book

An Evening with Adele Logan Alexander In the Vanderbilt Education Center Barn The Greenwich Historical Society is honored to welcome author and historian Adele Logan Alexander for a discussion of her latest book Princess of the Hither Isles. In this epic biography, Alexander reconstructs the life of black suffragist Adella Hunt Logan—the author’s grandmother—in a gripping manner that blends family lore, historical research and literary imagination. Born during the Civil War into a slave-holding family that included black, white and…

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Greenwich Historical Society will be closed Saturday, 3/14 until further notice. 

All public programs and tours are cancelled. Our office will remain open to staff and scheduled visitors. We will be monitoring developments of this situation closely and taking precautions wherever possible. 

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