‘Cherry Cottage’ film tells of America via a single house

Cherry Cottage, circa 1900.

Cherry Cottage, circa 1900.

When Hans and Kate Morris began restoring 1782 Cherry Cottage on their property in Stockbridge, Mass., they found themselves in a tangle of stories well worth unraveling and sharing.

Using their research and the restoration of the historic home as a backdrop, they partnered with documentary filmmaker Dave Simonds to tell a tale of America drawing on a cast of characters associated with the house across two centuries — many with surprising connections to significant moments in American history.

The result is Cherry Cottage: The Story of an American House, which will be screened at the Greenwich Historical Society on Sunday, Feb. 8.

Following the 77-minute film, the Morrises — Hans, who did the original research on the house and its inhabitants, and Kate, who supervised the restoration and searched out period furnishings — will be on hand with director Dave Simonds to take questions from the audience and to shed light on the back story of the film’s creation as a labor of love and a testament to preservation. Cherry Cottage has played to sellout crowds at major film festivals and was also screened at the Nantucket Preservation Trust and at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Past Forward Conference in Savannah.

Cherry Cottage will be screened from 3:30 to 6 at the Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center at 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Wine, other refreshments and light fare will be served. Admission is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. For tickets, visit Greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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