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. 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, 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 139 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:
Clementine Lockwood Peterson
Her Life and Extraordinary Legend
At this time of year it is fitting that we honor Clementine Lockwood Peterson, born June 3, 1903. Her extraordinary legacy to the Greenwich Library is well worth remembering. This month we are repeating our 2013 blog which briefly reviews her biography, augmented with information from the Greenwich Library Oral Project’s book The Lady in the Portrait, first published September 24, 2013. The book, comprised of eleven interviews, tells the story of this remarkable woman whose multi-million dollar bequest to the library remains unparalleled.
Read more about Mrs. Peterson in our blog.
The Grace Notes
The Grace Notes, a volunteer women's a cappella singing group, has been bringing the joy of music to people in Greenwich and surrounding communities for more than fifty years. The Oral History Project interviewed three members (two former and one current) of the group who shared their marvelous experiences.
Grace Notes is available for purchase at the OHP office for $20. To order your copy, go to the Books for Sale page and follow the payment instructions.