Oral History Project
Local history as told by people who witnessed it.
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 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 almost one thousand interviews and 142 books.
The entire collection is available at the Greenwich Library, as well as the Cos Cob and Byram branches, and Perrot Memorial Library. Books and transcribed interviews may be purchased at the Oral History Project office.
Read our latest blog:
Celebrating Black History Month
The current blog highlights an interview with Gertrude Johnson Steadwell who, with her husband, founded the Greenwich chapter of the NAACP.
Mrs. Steadwell had fond memories of playing games and sports in school with her friends, but was prevented from joining clubs and activities outside of school. As she grew older, she decided to confront the injustice of racial discrimination and and bring a positive change to Greenwich and to Connecticut.
To read more, click on the red OHP Blog button below.
Junior League of Greenwich
The Junior League of Greenwich has spearheaded many great civic projects in our town, created, organized, and led by volunteers. The Oral History Project interviewed five members who shared their memories and experiences with this dynamic organization. At the end of the book is an exhaustive list of all the programs run by the Junior League over the past six decades.
Junior League of Greenwich, Sixtieth Anniversary is available for purchase at the OHP office for $25 (the cost of printing). To order your copy, go to the Books for Sale page and follow the payment instructions.
The Grace Notes
The Grace Notes, a volunteer women's a cappella singing group, has been sharing the joy of music with people in Greenwich and surrounding communities for more than fifty years. One current and two former members shared some of the history and anecdotes of their joyful experiences.
Grace Notes is available for purchase at the OHP office for $20 (the cost of printing). To order your copy, go to the Books for Sale page and follow the payment instructions.