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:
Robert Wylie, WWII Veteran
On Memorial Day, we honor those who have given their lives in the service of our country and all who fought to defend our freedoms. Greenwich Library Oral Project blogger Joseph Campbell offers highlights of an interview with Robert Wylie that was conducted by project volunteer Connie Gibb in 2019. Mr. Wylie, a longtime Greenwich resident who recently moved to Redding, CT, fought admirably in World War II as a tail gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress and shares his experiences.
To read more about this man's activities and observations,
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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.