Oral History Project
Local history as told by people who witnessed it.
Our most popular book, Tod's Point, has been reprinted. It is available for purchase at the OHP office for $18. If you want it mailed to you, please add $2 per book for shipping and handling. To order your copy, go to the Books for Sale page and follow the payment instructions.
The book may also be purchased at Back 40 Mercantile, 496 Sound Beach Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.
Tod's Point, with excerpts from sixty-seven narrators and many photographs of a beloved waterfront town park, makes a wonderful holiday or hostess gift.
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 950 interviews and 138 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:
Remembering Lloyd Hill
United States Navy
As we celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of the Greenwich Library Oral History Project, we are eager to share an interview of historical significance, "World War II—the USS Laffey," conducted by OHP interviewer Allan Gibb in May, 2017.
Thanks for the Memories
Reflections on 50 Years
of Grace Notes
We are publishing a book about the Grace Notes, a women's a cappella group and a Greenwich treasure, which is celebrating its 50th birthday and the Oral History Project has interviewed three women about their tenure with the group: Donna Moffly, Helen Bingaman, and Maggie McGirr. If you'd like to a copy, please visit our Books for Sale page.