Greenwich Library | Local History & Genealogy Programs http://www.greenwichlibrary.org http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/images/greenwichtree.jpg Greenwich Library http://www.greenwichlibrary.org Local History & Genealogy Programs at Greenwich Library. en-us 60 Art in Connecticut and the Connecticut Art Trail <b>When:</b> Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Meeting Room<br><br>Thursday, September 4th, at 7 pm, Danielle Ogden, Senior Manager of Education Programs and School Initiatives from the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art, will give a presentation on the history of this renowned Ridgefield museum and explain its current exhibits. Communications Director Pam Ruggio will give a brief description of the Connecticut Art Trail. <br /><br />The Museum was founded by Manhattan fashion designer Larry Aldrich (1906- 2001), who began collecting Impressionist and Expressionist paintings in the 1940s. His first purchase was a Renoir. Over time, his interest shifted to contemporary art and he gave away his old collection. Aldrich was a patron of the arts, and donated money to both the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museums. He then funded a museum in Ridgefield in 1964, which was named The Larry Aldrich Museum. The original Board of Trustees included well-known collector and Greenwich resident Joseph Hirschhorn. In 1967, it was renamed the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.<br /><br />The Aldrich Museum is one of 17 museums on the Connecticut Art Trail. Communications Director Pam Ruggio will explain how to obtain a pass that allows you to visit all of the historic museums.<br />This program is open to all art and history lovers at no charge, no registration required.<br /> <br />http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24871 Genealogy & Local History http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24871 The Indian Mariners HOLD <b>When:</b> Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Meeting Room<br><br>Dr. Jason Mancini from the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will discuss how the local Native-Americans utilized Long Island Sound for transportation and trade. http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24446 Genealogy & Local History http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24446 HOLD Migration <b>When:</b> Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM<br><b>Where:</b> Greenwich Library at Meeting Room<br><br>Nora Galvin will speak about migration and genealogy.http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24538 Genealogy & Local History http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=24538