On February 18, from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. visitors to the Greenwich Historical Society are in for a special treat with a tour with one of the curators of the current exhibition on display, 50 Objects that Illustrate Greenwich history. Admission is free of charge. In this 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 the local story of Greenwich Connecticut. After the tour, coffee will be served.
For more information about where to go and what to see and do visit www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com