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Children’s Programs

Programs for children are designed to engage their sense of discovery through first-hand experiences with art and history. Programs include our afterschool programs, summer camp, vacation workshops and hands-on exhibits.

Fall Family Festival and Scarecrow Competition

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This traditional fall festival will feature a scarecrow-making competition, a hayride through the town’s newest Historic District compliments of Sam Bridge Nursery, and, in keeping with the World War I theme of the Historical Society’s fall exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War, the event will include family-friendly tours of Bush-Holley House, currently interpreted as it would have been during the WWI years. Themed activities will include an espionage game for the whole family and crafts that focus on vintage airplanes and poppies. Music will be provided by popular bluegrass/swing band “Too Blue” from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Feeling creative? For a $15 entry fee ($10 for members) the Historical Society will supply everything you need to make a scarecrow, including armature (“the bones”), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own clothing and “accessories” to customize your creation. Prizes will be supplied by Cos Cob TV & Audio, Ann’s Hobby Center and Smart Kids’ Toys. Advance registration for the Scarecrow Competition is required.

Price of general admission includes free entry to the Storehouse Gallery exhibition Greenwich Faces The Great War, which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe and explores the many contributions that Greenwich residents made from civilian war gardens at home to battlefields across Europe.

Bush-Holley Historic Site

12:30 to 3:30 pm

General admission: $10 for adults and $5 for children. Family admission: $25.
Refreshments included in admission. No charge for children 2 and under.

Scarecrow Competition: $15 entry fee; $10 for Historical Society members.
Advance registration required.

Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

General admission: $10

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Child admission: $5

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Family admission: $25

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Scarecrow Competition: Members: $10

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Scarecrow Competition: Non-members: $15

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Custom Programs and One-Day Badge Workshops

Designed to help Girl and Boy Scout troops work toward specific badge requirements. For more information, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

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.