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Greenwich Historical Society

  • Address 47 Strickland Road
    Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807
  • Hours
    12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 203-869-6899

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Founded in 1931 in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Greenwich Historical Society operates a nationally accredited museum, library, and archives, and is home to the National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House and gardens.

Our campus includes exhibition galleries, library and archives, a museum store and café in the restored Toby’s Tavern building, and a community education center in the barn. Greenwich Historical Society educates thousands of school children annually and connects visitors to the history of this globally influential community through exhibitions, lectures, programs, and events.

For winter hours, please visit the website.

See highlights from the Cos Cob Art Colony Collection.

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The Greenwich Historical Society opened its reimagined campus, 1740 National Historic Landmark Bush-Holley House and the cradle of American Impressionism, in October 2018. Not only does the home showcase its 18th-century history, but also its period of significance as a boarding house and the seat of the Cos Cob art colony. Noteworthy painters including Childe Hassam, John Henry Twatchtman, Alden Weir, and Elmer McRae boarded and painted there between 1890 and 1920.

The campus reimagining was completed approximately a year ahead of schedule and slightly under budget. Campus highlights include state-of-the-art museum galleries, a curated museum store and artists' cafe, a library and archives, and Impressionist-era flower and vegetable gardens. Watch the video below to learn more about the campus reimagining and the history of the Bush-Holley House.