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Greenwich Preservation Month: This Place Matters!

Do you love Greenwich, CT? What places in this town inspire you the most? We want to hear about them!

How to Participate

  1. Snap a photo of a place in Greenwich that matters to you — be in the photo if you want or pose your friends, family, and/or pets!
  2. Email the photo to Please include your first and last name, the photo’s location, and identify the people in the photo. You are welcome to write a sentence or more about why the place is special to you.
  3. Post on social media: Use hashtags #thisplacematters #thisplacemattersgreenwich; Instagram: @greenwichhistory @SavingPlaces; Twitter: @GrnHistCT @SavingPlaces; and Facebook: @GreenwichHistoricalSociety

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About Greenwich Preservation Month

First Selectman Peter Tesei  issued a proclamation recognizing May as Preservation Month. Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Landmarks Recognition Program  on May 7, Greenwich Preservation Month and the This Place Matters! campaign encourage residents to focus on the importance of preservation for maintaining Greenwich’s rich cultural heritage by sharing the places and stories that make Greenwich such a cherished place worth preserving.

We invite all residents − children, students, adults and seniors − to participate in this modern documentary project by taking a photograph of a cherished place or structure in their community and sharing their story, however brief or long, about why it is important to preserve.


Follow the instructions in How to Participate and submit photos by June 16. No special photography skills are necessary. Prizes will be awarded to the top five entries judged by an independent panel of Greenwich residents with an interest in preservation.

This Place Matters! is inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s initiative to encourage preservation.


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