In keeping with a longstanding holiday tradition, Bush-Holley House opens
for tours featuring costumed interpreters, period holiday decorations and
"candle" lighting throughout. On this one magical night a year, you'll learn
about Christmas past and enjoy live music, refreshments and crafts in the
Vanderbilt Education Center. An event for the entire family that will surely
put you in the holiday spirit!
Bush-Holley Historic Site
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm
Admission is free. Reservations not required.
For additional information, call 203-869-6899, Ext.
Willa Cather Slept Here
A Lecture by Dr. Laura Winters
Quintessentially American author Willa Cather was a frequent guest at the
Holley Boarding House, now Bush-Holley Historic Site, home of the Greenwich
Historical Society. Cather famously suggested that, “The world broke in two in
1922 or thereabouts.” While this radical statement related to the destruction
and suffering wrought by WWI as well as to significant changes in Cather’s
life, it is also evident that the revolution of Modernist visual art (as
exemplified in the 1913 Armory Show) changed Cather’s approach to writing. In
conjunction with the Greenwich Historical Society’s exhibition The New
Spirit and the Cos Cob Art Colony: Before and After the Armory Show,
lecturer Laura Winters will talk about the influence that the period leading up
to World War I had on Cather and her fiction. Winters will explore how the
Armory Show changed Cather’s themes, process and style as evidenced in the
publication of One of Ours in 1922.
Dr. Laura Winters has taught literature, writing and film for over 30 years
and has published Willa Cather: Landscape and Exile and edits the
Willa Cather Series at FDU (Farleigh Dickinson University) Press.
Thursday, January 9, 2014,1:00 to 2:00
The Gallery will open from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, prior to and after the lecture
Lecture at Vanderbilt Education Center
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers
Reserve below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.
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A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to
10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no
refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible
contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for
checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.