Hamilton Avenue students take a closer look at history

Anna Greco, Curator of Education, Greenwich Historical Society with fifth-grade student docents. From left in the front row, Carlos Flores, Ryan LePietra, Rachel Kessler, Anika Gupta, Isabel Wilson. In the back row are Victoria DeLaurentis and Glen Rivas.

Anna Greco, Curator of Education, Greenwich Historical Society with fifth-grade student docents. From left in the front row, Carlos Flores, Ryan LePietra, Rachel Kessler, Anika Gupta, Isabel Wilson. In the back row are Victoria DeLaurentis and Glen Rivas.

By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, almost every student at Hamilton Avenue Magnet School, from the first through the fifth grades, had visited the Bush-Holley Historic Site as a result of the Greenwich Historical Society’s museum/school partnership.

The program, which began five years ago, arranges for working artists and educators to conduct classroom workshops at the school to further explore topics touched upon during site visits. It exposes students to the enjoyment and creation of art while building a foundation for lifelong learning and appreciation of local history.

On June 18, proud students shared the results of their studies with their families and school officials, exhibiting class quilts and self-portraits. The specially trained junior docents guided the guests on tours of Bush-Holley House.

The partnership program is supported by a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation and by individual donors who contributed to the Historical Society’s 2012-2013 Annual Fund.

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