Dig into town’s colonial past

Have you ever wondered about the state of Greenwich in its earliest days? Join Missy Wolfe, author of Insubordinate Spirit, on Oct. 19 as she discusses the hardships faced by local settlers in the early 1600s.

Insubordinate Spirit is the story of Elizabeth Winthrop (daughter-in-law of John Winthrop) through four marriages, seven children and surviving multiple battles to protect her land, her religion and her life. It brings to life the turmoil of the earliest days of Connecticut, and Old Greenwich, telling the stories of not just the victors (the English) but the other settlers struggling to find a foothold in the new world.

Greenwich was originally composed of several separate communities which united for budgetary reasons to form the Town of Greenwich. Each community had its own personality or character based on demographics, industry and agriculture. Once they united, a rich, diverse community emerged.

Residents who have a unique perspective and first-hand knowledge of the history of the various sections of Greenwich are encouraged to contact the Local History office at 203-622-7948 to share their information.

This event is free and open to all.

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