Historical Society celebrates Cos Cob's history with a walking tour

In honor of the Town of Greenwich’s 375th Anniversary, the Greenwich Historical Society will host a day to celebrate the rich history of Cos Cob, home to the Historical Society and Bush-Holley Historic Site. On Saturday, June 20, activities will begin with a free walking tour of Cos Cob, the Lower Landing (Cos Cob’s historic commercial waterfront) and the River Road/Mead Avenue Historic District. Tours will depart (rain or shine) from the steps of the Bush-Holley House at 10 a.m., led by Greenwich Historical Society Executive Director and Cos Cob resident, Debra Mecky and by Christopher Shields, Curator of the Archives with Carol Burns, Cos Cob, River Road resident.

Following the walking tour at 11:30, a free light lunch will be served in the Historical Society’s Vanderbilt Education Center. At noon, Peter Berg, president of the Cos Cob Association, will introduce special guest speaker Lou Caravella (locally known as the “Mayor of Cos Cob”) who will present an illustrated talk entitled “Cos Cob, Past and Present.”

Those attending will receive tickets for free tours of Bush-Holley House, Greenwich’s only Registered Historic Landmark, and for entry to the Historical Society’s Storehouse Gallery exhibition Greenwich Voices, an audio installation and time capsule created for the town’s 400th anniversary that celebrates life in Greenwich in 2015 as described by its residents.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. To reserve, visit greenwich375.org or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.

Bush-Holley House

Bush-Holley House

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