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Upcoming Exhibitions

An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich

Help Us Tell the Story of the Jewish Community of Greenwich

We need your participation! The Greenwich Historical Society is planning an exhibition, An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich, to run from November 2017 to March 2018.

Its focus is the experience of Jewish families living and working in Greenwich for over a century. It will examine how they, like other immigrants, struggled to balance integration into American society with the desire to remain distinct. And it will look at how they, as well as other minorities in Greenwich, have contributed to the larger community despite experiencing periods of discrimination.

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You can help build this exhibition by sharing treasured family objects and stories about settling and building a community in Greenwich. Personal letters, diaries, emigration documents, recipes, household objects, postcards, scrapbooks, photographs and film clips of family and community events, all are possibilities for the exhibition. We're especially interested in collecting objects and ephemera related to Jewish-owned businesses in Greenwich (stationery, advertisements, newspaper articles, objects sold).

Search your attic, your basement, your closets and drawers. Share what you believe helps to tell the story of the Jews of Greenwich.

Please contact Christopher Shields, Curator of Archives, Greenwich Historical Society, or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 23, and provide your contact information and a brief description of the items. The exhibition curator will contact you to schedule an appointment to review the items in person.

Greenwich Historical Society 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807 203-869-6899

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