The Greenwich Library Oral History Project exists to collect, preserve, and make available the personal recollections of people who have helped to make, or lived through and observed, the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, from the 1890s forward.
Founded in 1974, the Project has conducted more than 1,250 interviews, published 142 books from its collection, and since 2011 published monthly blogs. It has presented programs for different organizations and trained volunteers and town residents in the techniques of conducting and preserving oral history interviews.
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 our Books for Sale webpage.
Read our latest blog:
Ernest Thompson Seton
"I attribute the good health, the fine characters we had...to the outstanding training Mr. Seton gave us boys in Cos Cob."
An overnight stay at Ernest Thompson Seton's estate in Cos Cob in 1902 led to the eventual formation of the Boy Scouts of American in 1910.