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 990 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.
It's Holiday Time!
Are you looking for a holiday gift? Need something special for that someone special? Oral History books are definitely the unique item you are looking for. Give a little bit of history as remembered by those who have witnessed history. Take a look at our Books for Sale page. If you purchase a book in November or December, we will provide gift wrapping (suitable for the holiday of your choice) for free!