Consulting with Santa
Candlelight Tour 2017
Sunday, December 17
Join us for a festive holiday evening when—only once a year—costumed interpreters lead “candlelight” tours through Bush-Holley House, Greenwich’s only Registered National Historic Landmark. In addition to your family-friendly walk through Bush-Holley House, there will be live music, hot chocolate, seasonal treats from Sweet Lisa’s, winter-themed crafts for kids and a special appearance by Santa Claus from 5:30–6:30 pm.
The Healy Sisters enjoy holiday
crafts at 2016 Candlelight Tour.
Tours are about 45 minutes long and focus on Christmas traditions as celebrated by the Bush family in the early nation period and later by the Holley family, who were residents in the early 1900s during the Cos Cob art colony era.
Sunday, December 17, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Tours begin at the Vanderbilt Education Center and take place every 15 minutes.
Admission is free to all. No reservations required.
From Haven to Home: The Jewish People in America
Lecture by Michael Feldberg, Ph.D.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
From 1654 to the present, successive waves of Jewish immigrants have come to America seeking a haven from oppression, war and poverty. Protected by the freedoms provided by their new nation, each generation of Jews has made their haven a home. Based on the exhibition From Haven to Home: 350 Years of American Jewish Life (created in 2005 for the American Jewish Historical Society), Michael Feldberg will examine the story of the diverse groups of Jewish immigrants who made the United States their home. Using words and images, he will examine “the intertwined themes—and sometimes conflicting aims—of accommodation, assertion, adaptation and acculturation that have characterized the American Jewish experience from its beginnings.”
Jewish Children wave at the Statute of LIberty as the President Harding steams into New York harbor. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anita Willens.
Michael Feldberg, Ph.D., is executive director of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. From 1991 to 2004, he served as executive director of the American Jewish Historical Society, the nation’s oldest ethnic historical organization, and subsequently served as its director of research from 2004 to 2008.
This program is being held in conjunction with our current exhibition in the Storehouse Gallery, An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich, which will be open to visitors from 6:00 until 6:45 pm before the lecture.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm; lecture begins at 7:00 pm (45 minutes followed by a 15-minute Q&A)
Vanderbilt Education Center
Members: $10; nonmembers: $15. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
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