Historical Society offers special programs for the holiday season

The Greenwich Historical Society has two special programs in store for local families this holiday season.

The organization will bring back its popular holiday puppet show with Wasabi, A Dragon’s Tale, a modern fairytale by the No Strings Puppet Theatre. The story follows Princess Aja as she happily contemplates her upcoming marriage to prince Olaf, until a fire-breathing Wasabi swoops from the sky, reduces the palace to ashes and carries off her betrothed.

Eleven finely-crafted marionettes perform amidst the storybook scenery in a show where the stage has no boundaries. The hour-long performance will begin with a sing-along and will be followed by a question and answer session where audience members get a chance to a see the puppeteers’ craft close up.

Performances will be held at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Greenwich Historical Society Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road. Tickets for members are $10, nonmembers are $15. To reserve seats, visit Greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

The Historical Society will also present the Bush-Holley House dressed in the holiday splendor of two different eras. Visitors will enjoy kid-friendly candlelight tours led by docents in period costumes and then experience an additional treat with professional storytellers reading tales of Christmas past in the parlor and the newly restored artists’ studio.

Included in the price of admission is a crafts session for the family. Using a mini-diorama depicting a year-end celebration at Bush-Holley House as a backdrop, crafters will decorate paper dolls representing the members of the Bush family to populate the scene and participants will take home their paper dolls along with a photocopy of the diorama. Crafters will also have an opportunity to create a colonial paper doll to be used as an ornament or bookmark. Refreshments will be served.

The program will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Greenwich Historical Society Bush-Holley House and Vanderbilt Education Center, 39 Strickland Road. Tickets for members are $10, nonmembers are $15. To reserve a place, visit Greenwichhistory.org or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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