Greenwich Historical Society–Hamilton Avenue School Quilt Program
February 6, 2014, through March 16, 2014
To celebrate the fifth year of our museum-school partnership with Hamilton Avenue Magnet School, the Historical Society will display 13 quilts made by third-grade classes from 2010 through 2013. Also on display will be a quilt from the Historical Society’s own collection made by Mary C. Adams, entitled Glenville 1756–1976. Adams’ quilt is pieced with panels that reflect the history of Glenville.
The show will be curated by Anna Greco, Curator of Education, and Karen Frederick, Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator. There will be an opening reception February 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Greenwich Historical Society Storehouse Gallery.
The Bush-Holley House is currently open to the public through guided tours. The house museum has a dual interpretation including documentation and presentation of two significant periods in the history of the house: the Colonial Period when the Bush family was in residence from 1790 to 1825 and the Cos Cob art colony from 1890 to 1920. Eight evocative, well-documented rooms tell a story of change over time, beginning with the turn of the century and moving backward in time to the Federal era.
Bush-Holley Historic Site is a member of the Connecticut Art Trail, a partnership of 15 world-class museums and historic sites across the state. Discover collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. Visit www.arttrail.org for information about member museums.