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Bates-Scofield House Museum
Tue-Thu: 12 to 5 PM - Sun: 12 to3
45 Old Kings Highway North - Darien

The Bates-Scofield House is home to the Darien Historical Society,
and houses valuable local history resources.  Also includes an exhibit
of 18th century clothing.  Donations requested. Call 203-655-9233


Holiday Train Express Show
Weekdays: 10 am to 4 PM   Weekends: 11 AM to 1 PM
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road - Fairfield CT 06824

"The entire family will enjoy this exhibit of model trains winding
around a winter wonderland of spectacular trees and beautiful
holiday scenery."  Fee required.  Call 203-259-1598.


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Greenwich Faces the Great War
Now Through March 22, 2015
Bush Holley House
Srtickland Road - Cos Cob

The Historical Society has assembled a multimedia exhibit
of photos, newspapers and warttime letters.  Also includes
a state-of-the-art touchscreen experience.  Call 869-6899
for more details!


Bush Holley House By Candlelight
Sunday - December 14 - 5 to 7 PM
Bush Holley Site - Cos Cob

A family favorite!  Come see how the historic house
was decorated for the holidays.  Free.



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Lecture: First World War
Wednesday - Nov 5 - 7 PM
Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

 
Judge James E. Baker will talk about the First World War
as part of the Historical Society's Distinguished Author
series.  Free.  Call (203) 869-6899 for more info.

 


Your German Ancestors
Saturday - November 15 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library


Joseph Lieby will talk about researching your German
Ancestors.  Refreshments.  Free.

 


Vitally Vital Records
Saturday - November 22 - 10:30 AM
Cos Cob Library

 
Ms. Toni McKeen will tell you how to use vital records
to research your ancestors.  Refreshments.  Free.

 

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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 the Study of Connecticut History conference will cover the working life of residents in various industries.  More information at:

http://asch-cthistory.org/contact2  or e-mail info@ASCH-cthistory.org


Story Barn:  Victory
Friday - October 17 - 6:30 PM
Greenwich Historical Society

As part of the Greenwich Reads Together program, several speakers will
talk about their experiences based on the concept of victory.
Call 203-869-6899 for more information.

 


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 stories about your family and ancestors.  Free and open to the public.

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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
Glenville on WGCH 1490 AM radio.  Follows last month's
discussion on Byram.  The interviewer is Darby Cartun.


Cult Film - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
Thursday - August 14th - 6 PM
Meeting Room - Greenwich Library

Librarian Ed Morrissey continues his unique and entertaining
program on historic films.  This James Bond film stars
George Lazenby, Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas.  Keep posted
for future viewings!  Free program.  No registration needed.

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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 of
the 1920s and 1930s.  Reservations and fee required.  Call 869-6899 for
more information.


History on Wheels
Sunday - June 21 - 1:30 PM
Greenwich Point

Bicycle tour of Greenwich Point.  No reservations required.  Beach card needed
to access park.  Must have own bicycle and safety gear.  Assembly at first parking lot to right.  Includes scavenger hunt for children.


Pasture to Pond: Connecticut Expressionism
Ongoing Until June 22
Bruce Museum

This exhibit highlights Connecticut landscapes painted by American
Impressionists such as Childe Hassan.  Call 869-0376 for more details.

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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 about his new book on the
recent trial of mobster "Whitey" Bolger in Boston.  Jon has reported for
CNN, Fox and Sirius.  The program is free and open to all. 


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

Genealogist Stephen Shaw will discuss how to get started in researching your family history. He'll discuss the various tools available to today's researcher, then will provide one-on-one help to those who are just starting this exciting hobby.  Great for seasoned researchers as well.  Free and open to all.  Registration is required.  Register at:  fpcarrjr@gmail.com

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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 your family tree.
Great for beginners, too!  Free and open
to all.


Enjoying the Country Life:  Greenwich's Great Estates
Ongoing Exhibit - April 9 to August
Bush Holley Historical Site

This exhibit of clothing, photographs and objects is representative of
1880 to 1930 -  the golden age of estate building in Greenwich. 

Call 869-6899 for more details.

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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 2010-2013.
A quilt by Mary C. Adams, which chronicles Glenville history from 1756 to
1976, will also be on display. Call (203) 869-6899 for more details.

 

African-American Connecticut Explored
Saturday - February 15 - 2PM
Greenwich Library

Editor Elizabeth Nomen talks about the book of the same name,
which is a collection of 50 essays by prominent historians on
the experiences of African-Americans from 1630 to the 20th
century in the Nutmeg state. Free and open to all.

 

Family Music Program
Thursday - February 20 - 7 PM
Byram Shubert Library

Dan Clark will present a musical Salute to America with
historical songs.  Free and open to all.

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