Greenwich to celebrate founding mother Sarah Bush at Fourth of July event

SarahBushExactly who was Sarah Bush? Every third grade student in town comes to know her as they learn the history of their town through a program sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society. Her portrait, hanging prominently in the Historical Society’s circa 1730 Bush-Holley House (the town’s only Registered National Landmark), depicts an older lady of means, sporting a tidy lace cap and a benevolent smile. Was she an ancestor of presidents? A matriarch? A slaveholder? Find out about this founding mother at this year’s Independence Day program at Greenwich Town Hall on Monday, July 4, at 9 a.m.,101 Field Point Road.  

As the first American flag to celebrate Greenwich history is raised and Greenwich Scouts parade the standards of the 13 Colonies, there also will be a salute to Greenwich patriots who died in the Revolutionary War, attendees will have the opportunity to meet residents descended from early Greenwich families and recognize a new generation of Good Citizen Award winners from the town’s public and private schools.

The event is appropriate for all ages and refreshments for all will follow inside Town Hall.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

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