White Wines of the World

Thursday, January 24


Visitors will enjoy a variety of domestic and international wines with an expert who will provide guidance on pairings with different types of food—a perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Extended shopping hours in the Museum Store will be available.

Thursday, January 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Members: $10; nonmembers: $15
Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Coffee with the Curator

Wednesdays, January 30 and February 27

Tour the new museum galleries with Curator of Museum Collections Karen Frederick, learn about the artists of the Cos Cob art colony whose works are on display in the Permanent Collections Gallery; and see the fascinating and interactive History Is… exhibition. 

Wednesdays, January 30 and February 27, 10:00 to 11:00 am

Members: $5; nonmembers: $10
Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10


How the Rough Riders Made Teddy Roosevelt President

Charging Up San Juan Hill, book cover

Tuesday, February 5

In his recently published book, Charging Up San Juan Hill, Dr. John R. Van Atta recounts the day in 1898 when 39-year-old Colonel Theodore Roosevelt led the Rough Riders in a charge up San Juan Hill.

The Oaklawn Chair in American History at Brunswick School, Dr.
Van Atta has published four books and numerous scholarly articles.

Tuesday, February 5, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Members: $10; nonmembers: $15
Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Sock Knitting Workshop

Sunday, February 10


Join this easy intermediate-level class and go home with a mini sock, which makes a lovely ornament or sachet. Knitters will become familiar with all parts of sock construction and will then be ready to make full size top-down socks.

Instructor Sarah Solomon will begin with a ribbed cuff then guide knitters through turning a heel, making a gusset and grafting the toe stitches. Workshop attendees need to have basic knitting skills, increasing and decreasing, and should be comfortable knitting in the round on double-pointed needles. It would aslo be helpful to know knit and purl stitch. 

Bring your own size three double point needles, scissors, stitch markers, darning or Tapestry needle and yarn (DK weight, 100 yards will be more than enough to make two mini socks).

Cashgora from The Cashmere People will be for sale at the class for $48/skein (300 yards/skein). Cashgora goats are a crossbreed of Russian fiber goats and Eastern Tajikistan cashmere-type goats and sales of this yarn support village women in Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Sarah Solomon is a knitwear designer, writer and teacher based in New York City. Her patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Vogue Knitting, and she has collections by Manos del Uruguay, Woolfolk and mYak. 

This workshop is presented by Pink Imperfection . Founded by Greenwich resident Rebecca Fretty, it is a farm-to-needle yarn community that connects makers with teachers, farmers, and independent shop owners.

Fee includes knitting pattern, live instruction and light snacks.

Sunday, February 10, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Fee: $60

Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Members' Appreciation Breakfast

Wednesday, February 13

Cafe, photo by Durston-Saylor

Join us for a complimentary buffet breakfast and a program in appreciation of your support. Our members have helped create the foundation for all that we are and all that we do. We salute you!

Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Free for Greenwich Historical Society members

Chocolate Sunday!

Sunday, February 17


To celebrate February's link with chocolate and sweets, come to our beautiful new campus and sample treats from local bakeries and chocolate producers. Bring the kids: Children will decorate cupcakes from Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes in the Vanderbilt Education Center.

Sunday, February 17, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Members: $15; nonmembers: $20; Child: $5; Family: $25; Children under 5 are free

Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10


Genealogy Workshops

Tuesdays: April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7

genealogy workshop

Genealogy is not just for you: It's for your ancestors and for future generations, and you could be the link that connects them. This four-week class will offer you options for organizing what you already know, as well as for researching and recording your family history. Beginning with a pedigree chart, we'll discuss Genealogy conventions, best practices and research strategies. We will also touch on how DNA testing can augment your research.

Participants can partake in all of the workshops or just one. While the sessions do build off of one another you do not need to attend the previous sessions to get something out of this course. No prior experience is needed and attendees with specific questions can bring them to the class for discussion.

Note that no food or drink is allowed in the Reading Room. Each session will include a short break. Participants can bring a laptop or wireless device to assist with research but it is not required. All other materials will be provided.

Greenwich resident Janeen Bjork has applied the detective, analytic and presentation skills she garnered in a career of over three decades in TV research to her second career as a Genealogy teacher and presenter. Her engaging and interactive presentation style uses audience participation with actual examples and case studies to prepare students to find the family members and stories that have eluded them. 

Tuesdays: April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7
1:30–3:30 pm

Adult Members: Single session $15, full course $50
Adult Nonmembers: Single session $20, full course $70

Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Landmarks Recognition Program

Sunday, April 28, 2019

genealogy workshop

Greenwich Historical Society’s annual Landmarks Recognition Program will recognize four properties with plaques for design excellence and their value in preserving Greenwich’s unique architectural legacy. Properties include: Greenwich Town Hall, the World War I Memorial on Greenwich Avenue and distinguished residential properties near downtown Greenwich and in Old Greenwich. Georgian Revival, Egyptian Revival and Tudor architectural styles are represented in these noteworthy structures built in the early 20th century. More than 300 structures have received plaques since the program’s inception in 1987. A committee of acclaimed professionals selected the sites following an extensive review of Greenwich properties.

A champagne reception will precede the program.

Sunday, April 28, 2019; 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd., Greenwich

Tickets are $75 per person; $250 for Patron level; $500 for Benefactor level.
Advance reservations are required.

Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer’s request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.

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