47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT
Saturday & Sunday
Lost Landscape Revealed: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob
January 16 – March 28, 2021
An intimate focus exhibition celebrating the Greenwich Historical Society’s recent acquisition of a luminous 1896 canvas by American impressionist artist Childe Hassam, titled The Red Mill, Cos Cob
Founded in 1640 by a small group of English settlers, Greenwich is one of the oldest, most beautiful coastal communities in Connecticut. The town has a fascinating timeline of history from its beginnings as a rural farm settlement and thriving center for maritime trade and river industries to become a fashionable resort and country retreat and, ultimately, one of the most sophisticated suburbs in the nation. Nowhere is the story of Greenwich's past and present better told than through its architecture. The richly illustrated Building Greenwich is the first book to offer an in-depth look at a Connecticut town by presenting a comprehensive study of the buildings that are the community's most important cultural resource. Filled with beautiful archival images, maps, and new color photographs, the pages of Building Greenwich unfold to reveal a rich and surprising legacy highlighted by building interiors and architectural details. Rachel Carley's authoritative, engaging text examines the town's architectural developments and accomplishments - including colonial farmhouses, tidal mills and seamen's cottages, summer bungalows, great estates, dignified civic and institutional buildings, and Greenwich's most recent achievements in Modernist and Post-Modernist design for houses, schools, and libraries. by Rachel Carley (Author)
The Greenwich Historical Society's mission is to preserve and interpret Greenwich history to strengthen the community’s connection to our past, to each other and to our future. All proceeds from our museum store support this mission.