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Bush Holley House Museum
Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich

39 Strickland Road
Cos Cob, Connecticut

Phone: 203-869-6899 --

Statement of Purpose:

The Bush-Holley House was a boarding house for American Impressionsit artists in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It is a National Historic Landmark as the home of the First Art Colony in Connecticut. On November 15th, The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich(CT), owners of the site, is opening a visitor center with exhibiton galleries in the c.1805 building. There will be a permanent orientation iinteractive exhibit as well as a two changing exhibitions focused on the history of the town of Greenwich.

Highlights & Collections:

The opening exhibition in the William Hegarty changing exhibtion gallery is entitled "The Lost Landscape of Cos Cob'. It will feature orginal artworks of the Lower Landing of Cos Cob where the site is located. Artists such as John Twachtman, Child Hassam, and Elmer Livingston MacRae will be represented. The exhbition will offer viewers the opportunity to compare the landscape as it was then with the way it is now.

A "sister" exhibtion in the Hands-On History Gallery gives the visitor and opportunity to have a hands-on history experience related to what they have just seen in the Hegarty Gallery.

Exhibits & Special Events:



Visitor Center open year-round Sat 11-4, Sun 1-4, Wed-Thur-Fri 12-4.

Admission & Directions:


Key Personnel:

Barbara Freeman, Victoria Hackman.

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