Early Thanksgiving in Greenwich

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I decided to research what Thanksgiving was like when the Town was first founded.  As you know, Greenwich was founded in 1640, twenty years after

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Civic - Minded William E. Hall

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Many important and influential people have made Greenwich their home over the years. This is no doubt due to the proximity of

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Historical Happenings

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Lecture: First World War
Wed

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The United Nations Controversy

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Last time, I wrote about the controversy involving the building of a World Headquarters for Xerox on King Street. This occured back in the 1970s.  However, there was another, bigg

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Historical Happenings

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ASCH Conference: Work and Working People in Connecticut
Saturday - November 1 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Capitol Community College

This Association for t

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Civil War Monument

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Most everyone driving east on Putnam Avenue from

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Historical Happenings

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 A Conversation With Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
Tuesday - October 14 - 7 PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

The Winklevoss brothers will talk about their

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CORRECTION - NEWSPAPER RESEARCH

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Genealogy: Newspaper Research Resources

Saturday - September 27 - 10:30 AM

*Cos Cob Library

Ms. Janeen Bjork will talk about using newspapers to find stor

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Xerox World Headquarters

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As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Greenwich was once being considered as a possible home for the United N

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Historical Happenings

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Genealogy: Newspaper Research Resources
Saturday - September 27 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Ms. Janeen Bjork will talk about using newspapers
to find stories ab

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Two Sides of William "Boss" Tweed

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EARLY YEARS AND CRIME

One of the most interesting - and corrupt characters - to ever live in Greenwich was no doubt William "Boss" Tweed.  While he was w

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Historical Happenings

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Art in Connecticut and the Connecticut Art Trail
Thursday - September 4 - 7 PM
Greenwich Library

Danielle Ogden and Pam Ruggio from the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield

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Greenwich's Civil Rights March

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The 1960s decade was probably the most dynamic period in terms of

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Historical Happenings

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Greenwich History
Tuesday - August 5th - 5 PM
Darby and Friends - WGCH Radio

Local History Librarian Carl White will talk about the history of
Gle

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Chickahominy

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Although it's easier to determine the origin of the names of some parts of Town (ex.

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Historical Happenings

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John Dean and Watergate
Tuesday - July 29 - 7 PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

Former Nixon legal counsel John Dean will talk about his new book
about N

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Maestro Quinto Maganini

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Greenwich was home to one of the world's most brilliant composers - Quinto Maganini.  Mr. Manganini lived in town for more than 40 years.  He was a composer, conductor, teach

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Historical Happenings

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Library of Congress:  Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
Greenwich Library Website

http://www.loc.gov/picture

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Celebrity Wedding

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If you look at the front page of the December 12, 1940 Greenwich Time (on microfilm), you'll see a photo of Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz. The famous couple came to Greenwich to get marri

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Historical Happenings

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Virtual Walking Tour of Byram
Monday - June 23 - 10 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Delevan Avenue - Byram

Patricia Baiardi Kantorski will speak on how

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Historical Happenings

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There's no shortage of historical information in Greenwich!  Today's technology provides new ways to reach out to the public.  You might want to take a look at these:

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Greenwich Lawn Bowls Club

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If you've ever driven through

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Historical Happenings

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Two Gilded Ages: Is History Repeating Itself?
Tuesday - June 10 - 7 PM
Bush Holley Historical Site

Dr. Jackson Lear compares our recent history with the Gilded Age

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The KKK in Greenwich

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I was surprised to find several references to the Ku Klux Klan in Greenwich and

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Historical Happenings

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Genealogy for Beginners
Sunday - May 18 - 2 PM
Greenwich Library

Stephen Shaw, President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Sons of the American Revol

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Roy Cohn

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When I was growing up, I remember hearing about someone named Roy Cohn.  I didn't really know anything about him. Then when I moved to Connecticut, I read something about him livi

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Historical Happenings

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Greenwich Historical Society
Webpage
www.ghs.org

Here's a great website which lists current exhibits,

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The Museum of Cartoon Art

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When I first moved to Greenwich in 1976, one of the first places I visited was the Museum of Cartoon Art on Comely Avenue, just over the state line in Rye.  The "castle" sat high

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Historical Happenings

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"Whitey" on Trial:  Secrets, Corruption and the Search for Truth
Wednesday - April 9 - 7 PM
Greenwich Library

Investigative reporter Jon Lieberman will talk ab

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Since March is Women's History Month, I wanted to write about a wo

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Historical Happenings

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Intermediate Genealogy Research
Saturday - March 29 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Genealogist Anthony Lauriano will present
a program on researching

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Palmer Brothers Engines

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Several years ago, I received a call from the Oral History Project office telling me there was a man who wanted to give the library some information on the Palmer Brother's Engine Company in

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Historical Happenings

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Crafting Life Stories
Thursday - March 27 - 6:30 PM
Greenwich Library

This 7-week workshop will teach you how to document your life stories.  Journalist

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The Marks Brothers Store

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One of my favorite stores on

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Historical Happenings

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Ed Clark: American Photojounalist
February 1 to June 1, 2014
Bruce Museum

This exhibit features 40 photos taken by photojournalist Ed Clark.
They cover a broa

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The Greenwich Olympic Connection

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Since the 2014 Olympics is currently underway in

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Historical Happenings

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Hamilton Avenue School Quilt Exhibit
February 5 to March 16
Bush Holley Historic Site - Cos Cob

The exhibit features 13 quilts created by third-graders from

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Coat of Arms vs Town Seal

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When I received my beach card last year, I noticed a "seal" which looked different than another seal I'd seen in town.  I've probably seen each seal many times over the years, but never

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Historical Happenings

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There's no doubt that Martin Luther King Jr was one of the most influential figures of American history and the Civil Rights movement. In honor of his birthday on January 15th, you may want to enga

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Humanitarian Helen M. Alvord

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Before there was a United Way of Greenwich, there was

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Historical Happeneings

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Friend's Childrens Show: The Civil War
Saturday - January 18 - 2PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

Through the generosity of the Friends of the G

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Horseneck

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At one time, a good portion of central Greenwich was known as "

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Historical Happenings

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Historical Happenings

You might have some time during the holidays to look at the following family history research links.  They're all a

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The Clown Prince of Denmark

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Greenwich has been home to many famous celebrities.  Among these was Victor Borge, who

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Historical Happenings

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Annual Tree Lighting
Saturday - December  7 - 4 PM
Byram Shubert Library

This annual program will feature music, crafts and a

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The Great Train Robbery

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You most often associate train robberies with the Old West.  As we began to build trains throughout the country in the mid-1800s, a large number of people began to ride the rails.  These

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Historical Happenings

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Genealogy - FINDAGRAVE.COM
Saturday - November 16 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

Genealogist Toni McKeen will talk about this very powerful tool
for r

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Sound Beach Revolt

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As many people know,

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich:  The Future
Saturday - November 2 - 2PM
Greenwich Library Second Floor Meeting Room

Town Planner D

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One of the most interesting people I've ever researched is, no doubt, Clare Boothe Luce.  She is best known as a two-term Congresswoman from Connecticut.  Her life was anything but averag

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich:  Old Greenwich
Saturday - October 19 - 2 PM
Greenwich Library Meeting Room

Loca

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The Merry-Go-Round

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Many people were surprised when the Merry-Go-Round Thrift Shop near The Mews closed in 2010. It was located in a red house, just down the street from The Mews. The Board closed it

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich: Old Greenwich
Saturday - October 19 - 2PM
Greenwich Library

Local author Missy Wolfe will talk about the early hist

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Fawcett Publications

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The building now known as the Greenwich Financial Center on Fawcett Place just off lower

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich
Greenwich Library Meeting Room
Saturday - September 21 - 2 PM

Lou Caravella - "The Mayor of Cos Cob" - will sha

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Nolan Lushington - Library Innovator

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Word has been received that Nolan Lushington, former Director of the Greenwich Library from 1966 to 1988, died on June 12, 2013, in

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich:  Cos Cob
Saturday - September 21 - 2 PM
Greenwich Library Meeting Room

Lou Caravella, "The Mayor of Cos Cob",

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The Showboat

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When I first moved to Greenwich in 1976, the hotel where the Delamar is today was called The Showboat Inn, and there were 2 boats and a barge moored in Greenwich Harbor across from the Arc

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Historical Happenings

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Green Witch

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At the end of one of my recent Friendly Connections teleconferences (called "Greenwich History"), one of my "loyal listeners" suggested I talk about the correct pronunciation

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Historical Happenings

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Photo Links

The Local History webpage has links to 3 different photo resources.

One link connects you to

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Song of Connecticut

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A patron asked me several years ago about a song written by a local resident for consideration as the

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Historical Happenings

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Flags Across America
Bruce Museum - Bruce Museum Drive - Greenwich

July 14 to September 22

Visit this photographic display of 40 prints and 60 video images, whic

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Horse and Carriage Driving

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If you've lived in town for any length of time and have traveled the roads in Riverside and

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Artist Robert Motherwell

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One day when I was working at Perrot Library, I spotted a man who looked very familiar.  I couldn't quite place him.  Then someone told me that it was artist Robert Motherwell.  The

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich 

Glenville

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The Telephone Pole House

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Someone asked me a few years ago about a dwelling called "The Telephone Pole

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Historical Happenings

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Bush-Holley Connecticut Open House
Saturday - June 8th - All Day
Strickland Road - Cos Cob

The Greenwich Historical Society will celebrate the Connecticut Op

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Pressing Greenwich

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The history of local newspaper publishing in Greenwich is a story of the birth, death and consolidation of numerous publications from 1877 to present day.

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Historical Happenings

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Book Sale Weekend

May 17-18-19 
Greenwich Library

Book Sale Weekend kicks off with a Preview Pa

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Classic Find

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I recently read in the Greenwich Time about a classic car that was found in a storage shed at The Homestead Inn.

A 1936

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There's been a new development in the story about the observation tower at Greenwich Point, as reported by Frank MacEachern in the Greenwich Time.

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Historical Happenings

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REMINDER

 

The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwic

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Tall Ships

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Historical Happenings

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The Communities and Neighborhoods of Greenwich
Saturday - May 4th - 2 PM
Greenwich Library Second Floor Meeting Room

 

This exciting and interesting prog

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Historical Happenings

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Researching Your Irish Ancestors in NYC
Cos Cob Library - Saturday - April 13 - 10:30 AM

Mr. Robert Buggy will describe various resources in New York City

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Historic Riverside Avenue Bridge

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One of the most unusual bridges in

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Historical Happenings

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A Byram Love Story:  Anna and Dan Janesky in 1938
Byram Shubert Library
Saturday - March 23, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Author Nancy Priestly talks about her parents

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Skating On The Sound

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Historical Happenings

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The library has a number of genealogical resources you can use from home!  Simply access the Local History webpage at:

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The Great White Hurricane of 1888

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Historical Happenings

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Oral History Project Blog

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Thoroughbreds of the Sky

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Historical Happenings

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Songs of the Civil War
Sunday - February 3 - 4 PM
Greenwich Library - Cole Auditorium

The Greenwich Historical Society presents a program of Civil War era so

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Roger Sherman Baldwin: Citizen

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Historical Happenings

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1.  Your Face Squared  Bruce Museum

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Going to the Poor House

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Historical Happenings

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Holiday Tours - Bush-Holley House

Be sure to visit the Bush-Holley House this holiday season!  There is a special Candlelight Tour

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Oldest House in Greenwich

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Historical Happenings

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Putnam Cottage Candlelight Open House
243 East Putnam Avenue
Sunday - December 2 - 4 pm to 7 pm

The DAR (Daughters of the Amer

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The Olde Inn at Stanwich

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Historical Happenings

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Greenwich Historical Society Crooks Lecture
Greenwich Library - Cole Auditorium
Wednesday - November 14, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Ken

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Saving General Putnam

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Historical Happenings

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Genealogy - Military Records Research 
Saturday - November 3 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library


Expert Anthony Lauriano discusses how military records can help people r ...(more)

The Jewel of Putnam Avenue

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Whenever I cross the town line from Stamford on US Route 1 (East Putnam Avenue), I'm a

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Historical Happenings

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Summer of '42 - Monday - October 22nd - 7 PM - Greenwich Library -  Meeting Room

Sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh talks about

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Greenwich Avenue Fires

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Historical Happenings

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HETTY GREEN - AuthorsLive - Tuesday - October 2 - 7PM

Author Janet Wallach discusses her book on Hetty Green, who's been called the richest (and frugalist) woman in America.

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Historical Happenings

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Jeffrey Lyons Program 

Tuesday - September 18th - 7 PM - Greenwich Library
Popular television film critic Jeffrey Lyons wi

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Plane Spotting in Greenwich

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Historical Happenings

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Mianus Woolen Mill Fire of 1938

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Historical Happenings

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New Blog Index - Our index has been expanded to allow you to search by title.  Just scroll down the right side of the page and select main index (to see full

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The Studio Workshop Players

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Historical Happenings

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Horsing Around in Bruce Park

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The Dinnertime Bandit

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Historical Happenings


ART EXHIBIT - GREENWICH PEN WOMEN - NOW THRU SUNDAY JUNE 17

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You've probably read about the Greenwich Pen Women in local papers, and think it's a group of

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Historical Happenings

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What's In A Name?

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 Old Town, Sound Beach, Old Greenwich

 

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Historical Happenings

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Genealogy Program

Genealogist Toni McKeen will be at the Cos Cob Library this Saturday,&n

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Greenwich has been the home of many important and creative business people.  One of those people was Robert Peckham Noble.

Mr. Noble was born in 1881 and lived in Gouverneur NY. 

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Historical Happenings

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Renowned Author:  David McCullough

As part of the AuthorsLive Program at Greenwich Library, historian David McCullough will speak in the Cole Auditorium on Tues

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LIGHTING THE DARKNESS

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Anyone who has taken the ferry to Island Beach has probably seen the lighthouse on Great Captain's Island. Some say it was named after the pirate ...(more)

Historical Happenings

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Preserving Civil Liberties, Protecting Public Safety

As part of the Greenwich Reads Together initiative, US Attorney James Letten will talk at the

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"Mother" Lois Fern Hamilton

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Historical Happenings

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Katrinaville Chronicles - HSTG - 39 Strickland Road - April 19 - 7pm

Author and photographer David Spielman will talk about New Orleans after the wrath of Hurricane Ka

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The O'Neil Outdoor Theater

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Several years ago, a good friend of mine told me about a theater in the woods in Cos Cob.  He took me out to the spot off Valley Road.  Although it was overgrown with trees and bushes, it

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Historical Happenings

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Here are some historically-related programs that are going on around Greenwich:

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Greenwich's Rachel Carson

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Residents who live in the eastern part of town (

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The Gentlemen's Bar Car

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After I graduated from high school, I attended the University of Massachusetts in Boston. I used to take the New Haven Railroad from my hometown of Mansfield to

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"Gentlemen...Start Your Engines!!"

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When I was about 10 years old, I remember my next door neighbor and his father building a pretty classy

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The Santa of the Lighthouses

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Since this is Christmas week, I thought I'd write about something apropos to the season: "The Santa of the Lighthouses".

The other day I was talking to a friend and mentioned "The

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The Armory

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If you've ever driven down Mason Street, you've probably seen a "ruddy" building with a "CNG" on the front at 230 Mason Street. This is the Connecticut National Guard Armory. I decided to

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The (Connecticut) Western Reserve

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Colonel Raynal C. Bolling

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The Nantucket Lightship

                              

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The Clam Box

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WARNING:  The writer is not responsible for any sudden seafood cravings!

 

When I moved from the Boston area to Gre

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The Industrial Revolution was a period of time in ...(more)

Greenwich and the 1938 Hurricane

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 As you may recall, in the previous blog, I set the scene for The Great Hurricane of 1938.  It had been raini

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Interesting Programs!

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Here are some historical programs I'm sure you'll enjoy this Fall!

 

Starting Wednesday, September 14th at the Bush-Holley Historical Site:

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Unsolved Murders in Greenwich

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At one time, Greenwich had the dubious distinction of having 4 unsolved murders.
Probably the most famous was the Martha Moxley case of 1975.  This was followed by the Carrie Lee Mock cas

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Slavery in Greenwich?

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When the Docent at the Bush-Holley House showed us where the servants (slaves) slept in the attic, I naively thought, "Slaves?  Greenwich?  No way!"  After all, Greenwich is in Connecti ...(more)

Grant Radulavsky - who gave a presentation on the Civil War Regiments from Greenwich - has an exhibit at the Bush-Holley House in Cos Cob.  It's titled "Vocies of the Civil War" and  it e

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Greenwich's "White House"

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Passengers on the summer ferry to Island Beach and /or Great Captain's Island may be c

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Marking The Trail

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A loyal reader asked me a while ago about the markers along the Post Road that read "Fairfield X Miles". I  remembered an article in the Greenwich Time, which discussed the stones.&nb ...(more)

Gazing at the Stars!

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Have you ever looked at star clusters, galaxies or binary stars?  Those who are interested can do this at Greenwich's own Bowman Observatory.

If you've ever driven by Julian Curtiss Sc ...(more)

Beach Access Suit

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In 1995, third-year law student and Stamford resident Brendon Leydon was stopped when he and a friend attempted to jog into Greenwich Point.  At that time, out-of-towners were required to be a

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Greenwich and the Civil War

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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861 to 1865), also known as the "War Between the States".  It turned out to be the costliest war ever fought on American soil.  Ap

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At one time, Greenwich was a loose collection of villages.  These included Round Hill, Stanwich, Riversville and Banksville.  Churches were built in these areas and became the center of t

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The Quarry Men

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Many residents don't know that Greenwich was well-known for its building stone around the turn of the 19th century.

As a matter of fact, there were several operational quarries in town a

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Genealogy Programs in April

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Cos Cob Library will present 2 important genealogy programs in April!

April 2 - 10:30 am - "Becoming an American" - How to find and use Naturalization Records to research re

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The Mianus River Bridge Collapse

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My sister-in-law used to live in a condo in Norwalk. On the night of June 28, 1983 she invited us to drive up to her condo from Pemberwick to use the pool. My oldest daughter was only about 6-

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Conyer's Farm

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One of the many people to vacation in Greenwich in the summer around the turn of the Twentieh Century was Edmund C. Converse. 

Mr. Converse was one of the founders of US

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The Funny Papers

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I worked for the post office in Cos Cob for about six years.  On occassion, I would deliver Express Mail packages from New York City to a house on Mead Avenue in Cos Cob.  Although there

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Historian of Connecticut

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Anyone who has dabbled in Connecticut history is probably familiar with Barber's Connecticut Historical Collections.  These books were written by John Warner Barber (1798 - 1885).

John

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Greenwich's Greatest Benefactor

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Anyone who has lived in Greenwich is familiar with the name "Bruce". There's the Bruce Museum, Bruce Memorial Park, Bruce Municipal Golf Course (now the Griff Harris) and Bruce Place. Not everyone k ...(more)

Off to the Races!

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As I've mentioned before, Greenwich started out as an agrarian community. That is, residents depended on farming to feed their families, and eventually shipped the surplus to markets in New York, Lo ...(more)

When war broke out in the 1940s, the library switched gears.  Classes were given in First Aid  and Victory Garden exhibitions were given in the art gallery. (Franklin Simon employees ev

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I decided to research the history of The Greenwich Library, and write about it in my blog.  As a result, I ended up using 3 different sources. The most recent history of the library is

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Greenwich, Inc.

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A friend recently asked me when Greenwich became a town. I thought that this would be a rather simple question to research, but it turned out to be somewhat complicated! The short answ

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Holiday Events

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There are a number of events this holiday season, which I think you might enjoy!

December 2 - Interfaith Candle/Tree Lighting - 6 PM - Temple Sholom

December

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Staying on the Right Track

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A library patron, Al Brecken, recently brought in some photographs he took of a remnant railroad bed he found in backcountry. It seems that around 1868 work was begun on the Ne

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The Cos Cob Art Colony

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Perhaps somewhat of an exaggeration, one might consider Cos Cob to be the "Greenwich Village" of Greenwich CT.  Greenwich Village in New York has a reputation for being the birthplace of all thin ...(more)

Committee of 28

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According to "Greenwich Before 2000" (Richardson, 2000), the date generally accepted for the first Town Meeting is February 5, 1664. Seven of the town's original proprietors (land owne

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Highway Hi-Jinks

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A loyal reader asked me to talk about how officials determined the path for the Merritt Parkway and Interstae 95.  This sounded interesting, so I did some research.

The Mer

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Gulliver's Fire

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One of the biggest tragedies in the local area was the fire at Gulliver's on June 30, 1974.

Straddling the New York - Connecticut border, it was a popular discotheque spot for young resident

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Interesting Programs !

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October 19 - James McPherson

On Tuesday, October 19, at 7 pm, in the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium, author and historian James McPherson will give a presentation on

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Ernest Thompson Seton

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Greenwich residents are familiar with historical fiction author Anya Seton.  Ms. Seton, who died in 1990, wrote such famous historical novels as "The Winthrop Woman", "Foxfire" an

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Trolley Service

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 Over the years, the idea of re-instituting trolley service on Greenwich Avenue has been suggested to calm traffic

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Anne Young, Curator for the Historical Society, wrote to me this week about actor Tony Curtis, who passed away this week.  I thought you'd be interested in this!

 

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TIME CAPSULES

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A few years ago, I was surprised when someone asked me about the sundial and time capsule in Bruce Park. I decided to research this in the Greenwich Time. When I looked up "time capsule" in the new

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Covert Operation

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Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey in 1837. He was the son of a poor Presbyterian Minister. After an early career as a lawyer, he was

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Laddin's Rock

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There is an 18-acre park in Old Greenwich known as Laddin's Rock Sanctuary. It's on the north side of Highmeadow Road off of Laddin's Rock Road.  As part of the Old Greenwich "greenbelt", it r

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Greenwich residents are familiar with the name Putnam - Putnam Avenue, Putnam Trust, Putnam Cottage, Putnam Park, etc. There's even a Putnam CT. The name Putnam comes from a Revolutionay War hero -

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, September 25, 10:30 AM - Cos Cob Library

The Cos Cob Friends present another in our genealogy series. Nora Galvin helps you to research your ancestors throu

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"Muckraking" Greenwich

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The Pryor Doll Collection

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One of the most interesting and highly-visible residents in Greenwich was Samuel Pryor, Jr. (1898-1986).

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Greenwich "Panhandle" Boundary

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Someone asked me recently how Connecticut ended up with such an unusual "panhandle" boundary with New York

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The Mystery of the "Leatherman"

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Electrifying Greenwich

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Unlike many other New England towns, throughout history Greenwich has been reluctant to embrace change over the years.  This could be due to a number of reasons including trying to preserve it

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Many people are not aware that the first trans-Atlantic short wave message was sent from Greenwich to Scotland on December 11, 1921. A transmission shack was built on the Elisha P. Cronkhite estate

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Celebrate Founders Day!

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Greenwich was founded on July 18, 1640, when Captain Daniel Patrick and Robert Feake purchased land in Old Greenwich from the local Native-Americans for 25 coats. (This sounds very similar to the deal ...(more)

The "Sugarboat" Disaster

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On April 29, 1930, the 560-ton vessel Thames caught fire and sank

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