Greenwich Historical Society

Greenwich Historical Society

Explore our Colorful Past!

Address: 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT, 06807

Phone: (203) 869-6899



Now is the perfect time to start planning summer fun for your children or visiting grandchildren. At the Greenwich Historical Society’s unique and highly interactive Art and History Camp, kids learn important skills while exploring Connecticut's colonial history and Cos Cob's Art Colony through games, crafts and hands-on fun.

The Art and History Camp takes place against the backdrop of the Greenwich Historical Society’s boldly reimagined campus, which opened fall 2018 and relays the town’s national significance via the circa 1730 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House, a nationally accredited museum, library and archives, café, store, and restored Impressionist-era gardens.

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Why Greenwich Historical Society's Art and History Camp?

Creative young minds will spend time in the Greenwich Historical Society's historic gardens and (air-conditioned!) barn, exploring their surroundings using art, science, and old-fashioned ingenuity under the guidance of professional educators and artists.

Space is limited!

Middle School Camps

6th-8th Grade, 9:30am - 2:30pm
History Camp: July 12-16th
Art Camp: July 19th-23th

Elementary Camps

2nd-5th Grade, 9:30am - 2:30pm
History Camp: July 26th-30th
Art Camp: August 2nd-6th

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1 Week: $450 - 2 Weeks: $800 - Sibling discounts may apply.
Early Birds! Save $50/ week if you register by April!

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About the Greenwich Historical Society

Greenwich enjoys a truly colorful past. From its precarious position on the Connecticut Frontier during the American Revolution to its later reputation as a gilded-age enclave for the rich and infamous, Greenwich has long been associated with well-known individuals and pivotal events in the arts, business, journalism and politics.

Greenwich Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future.

It collects and chronicles the vibrant history of Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, a beautiful and historically pivotal New York City suburb and Gateway to New England that was founded in 1640.

The Greenwich Historical Society was founded in 1931 to collect and chronicle this vibrant history and has actively pursued its mission at the Bush-Holley Historic Site since purchasing Bush-Holley House in 1957. The circa 1730 structure began life as a home for prosperous merchants and gained recognition later as a boarding house and gathering place for many prominent American artists and writers. It is a National Historic Landmark, a member of the Historic Artists Homes and Studios, one of 18 museums in Connecticut participating in the Connecticut Art Trail and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Greenwich Historical Society restored an 1805 former Railroad Hotel, saloon, and residence to its former Italianate splendor, preserving original floorboards and recreating original wallpapers. This building, called Toby’s in honor of former proprietor Tobias Burke, now houses a carefully curated museum store and café. It is connected to a modern, light-filled 9,900-square-foot museum and library whose highlights include two state-of-the-art museum galleries that display works from the permanent collections and host special exhibitions, and an accessible research library and archives that preserves more than 40,000 items that document Greenwich’s rich cultural heritage.

The Historical Society is noted for award-winning school, after-school and summer camp programs, themed, docent-led tours of Bush-Holley House, lectures, rotating exhibitions, live storytelling programs and a lively Green Market (May—October).

The Greenwich Historical Society contributes immeasurably to the cultural vitality of this unique community and serves as a bridge from the past to the future by offering innovative programs, exhibitions and preservation initiatives.

Additional Information

Name: Greenwich Historical Society: Art and History Camp
Address: 47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.
Phone: 203-869-6899, ext. 32

Categories: Schools & Summer Camps

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