39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT 06807. Phone: 203-869-6899 Ext. 10.
Curator-Led Tour of Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects that Illustrate our History--Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10:30 to 11:30AM. Greenwich Choices: 50 Objects That Illustrate our History explores defining moments in Greenwich's growth and development through objects drawn from the Historical Society's collections. In a program led by exhibition curator Karen Frederick, visitors will have the opportunity to examine (along with the many other items on display) why an 18th-century, homespun shirt with a bullet hole, a bill of sale for a three-year-old slave boy and a congresswoman's carefully preserved scrapbooks all represent important turning points in the town's history. Visitors will have the chance to ask questions, learn more about the selection process and to share their own responses to these unique objects. The exhibition, created in honor of the town's 375th anniversary, provides fascinating insights into how choices made by earlier residents still resonate today and why it's so important to collect and preserve items that document our local story. Coffee will be served. Admission is free. Reservations recommended.