Third edition printed due to popular demand:
Tod's Point brings the history and evolution of the town's crown jewel, Greenwich Point. This book includes excerpts from sixty-seven narrators and many photographs of our beloved waterfront town park.
Tod's Point, our most popular book, has been reprinted and is available for $18 (the cost of printing). To order your copy, go to the Books for Sale page and follow the payment instructions.
This book can also be purchased at Back 40 Mercantile, 496 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
Tod's Point makes a wonderful gift, whether it's for a hostess gift, for someone's birthday, a "Welcome to Greenwich" gift, a holiday gift, or your own indulgence.
The Greenwich Library has finished its construction project and is now open to the public. In the interest of public safety, all visitors must wear a mask until told otherwise.
The Oral History Project is now open for business. We've moved to our new office on the first floor's "Main Street," and are ready to assist you with inquiries, research, or the purchase of transcripts and books.
We are staffed by volunteers; please check the Contact page for our office hours.
The Greenwich Library Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1890.
To date, the collection contains more than one thousand interviews and 142 books.
The entire collection is available at the Greenwich Library. Interviews may also be found at the Cos Cob Library, Byram Shubert Library, and Perrot Memorial Library. Books and transcribed interviews may be purchased at the Oral History Project office, or through the OHP Books for Sale webpage.
Read our latest blog:
The Hurricane of 1938
The unnamed hurricane of 1938 was purported to be the first major hurricane to strike New England since 1869. It was one of the most powerful and destructive hurricanes of the twentieth century.
This storm made landfall at the time of an astronomical high tide and storm tides rose fourteen to eighteen feet across the Connecticut coast. Read Paul Palmer's memories from the viewpoint of a 14-year-old who initially thought it was just a bad rainstorm and then had to rescue a friend.