Grant helps Historical Society’s school program

The Greenwich Historical Society was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation in support of its Hamilton Avenue Museum/School partnership for the school year 2012/13.

This program allows all Hamilton Avenue students to visit the Historical Society during the school year, with third, fourth and fifth grade classes focusing more intensely on the history and art collections at Bush-Holley Historic Site. The Historical Society also arranges for working artists and educators to conduct classroom workshops at the school to further explore topics touched upon during site visits.

The program has been in place for four years, and has been credited for exposing children in all grades to the enjoyment and creation of art, while building a foundation for life-long learning and appreciation of local history. For the last four years, students have culminated the program with a June reception that includes an exhibition of self-portraits and class quilts and features tours led by junior docents who are trained in inquiry-based interpretation of Bush-Holley House.

For more information about the grant visit Fccfoundation.org and to learn more about the Greenwich Historical Society, visit Greenwichhistory.org.

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