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Annual giving, through contributions to the Annual Fund and major gifts to the Greenwich Historic Trust, has an enormous impact on the Historical Society's ability to provide outstanding education programs and resources for the community. 

This year's Annual Fund campaign focuses on a much-needed roof for Bush-Holley House, a National Historic Landmark and architectural gem that belongs to all of the people of Greenwich, past, present and future.

Nearly 200,000 children have passed through the doors of Bush-Holley House over the last 30 years to learn about American history, your history, as it played out in Greenwich. Your gift will not only support badly needed repairs, it will also help reinterpret the Cos Cob art colony in a whole new way. For when the roof is repaired, a dormer will be put back in place to recreate the studio where John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, Elmer MacRae and Genjiro Yeto first experimented with Impressionism. Visitors to the studio will be able to stand in the same space as the artists, to look out upon the landscape and to gain personal insight into a body of artwork that has come to represent the artistic legacy of Greenwich.

The cost to restore the roof and dormer is $200,000. Nearly half the needed funding has been provided by two prestigious benefactors: the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic Restoration Fund of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. We now look to those who love Greenwich and who recognize the emotional, artistic and historic significance of Bush-Holley House to make the restoration possible.

Your support is essential and welcome in any amount. Please keep a roof over one of your town's most precious possessions and contribute now to the restoration of Bush-Holley House. Thank you for your support!

Contributions to the Greenwich Historical Society Annual Fund may be made easily and safely online through this site.

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For additional information on naming and underwriting opportunities, please contact Anne Bradner, Development Director, or call 203.869.6899.