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:
Two Indomitable Greenwich Women
The current blog highlights two narrators from our collection.
The first is Gloria Whitton Heath, a pioneer in women aviation, she was one of the first women who piloted aircraft from the factories to the airfields so that male pilots could be ready for combat. After World War II, Gloria was a leader in international aviation safety.
The second is Florence Cross. She became secretary to the First Selectman in the 1950s and held that position for more than 20 years, working with many first selectmen. Florence developed a friendship and fellowship with Agnes Morley, a Democratic First Selectman who had difficulty working with a Republican administration and misogyny.
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.