Greenwich Historical Society is partnering with Greenwich Point Conservancy for the town's July 18 Greenwich Founders' Day reception, which will take place at the Innis Arden Cottage at Greenwich Point Park at 10 a.m.
All are invited to celebrate the founding of Greenwich with a reading of the original July 18, 1640 deed and announcement of the winners of the This Place Matters! Photo Contest. Following the program, guests will be able to tour the Feake-Ferris House, the oldest house in Greenwich and one of the oldest in America, via shuttles and tours organized by the Greenwich Point Conservancy. The entire event is free of charge, but reservations are required.
Reservations, available at https://greenwichhistory.org/event/greenwich-founders-day/, will close when capacity is met.
"This Founders' Day marks the one-year anniversary of the first public viewing of the Feake-Ferris House following a multi-year restoration by the Greenwich Point Conservancy, made possible by generous contributions from town residents and the home's owners," says Chris Franco, president of the Greenwich Point Conservancy. "We are pleased to provide visitors with the opportunity to enter and experience the residence of Elizabeth Winthrop Feake, namesake of Elizabeth's Neck, as Greenwich Point was known for more than 200 years following the founding of our town."
"We're delighted to partner with the Greenwich Point Conservancy again on the Founders' Day reception to honor Greenwich's long and illustrious heritage," says Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and CEO Debra Mecky. "It's a wonderful opportunity for residents to celebrate their love of town and respect for preserving what's unique and distinctive about it."