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Support the Greenwich Historical Society

As a nonprofit institution, the Greenwich Historical Society relies on the generosity of friends and supporters to meet the costs of educational, cultural and preservation contributions to the community. Members and friends have the opportunity to provide direct to the Historical Society in a number of ways, including attending our fundraising special events that take place throughout the year.  Your support is crucial to the vitality of the Historical Society and to all those who love Greenwich and wish to see its history come alive for generations to come.

December 15 and 16, 2012

The Greenwich Historical Society joined the Bruce Museum to host an opening night benefit preview of Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich on Friday, December 14, 2012. The evening offered an opportunity to preview the show and to shop in a relaxed and festive setting, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres catered by Abigail Kirsch. Proceeds from the preview party equally benefited the Greenwich Historical Society and the Bruce Museum.

Organized by Frank Gaglio Inc., the event highlighted the wares of 45 dealers and combined classic antiques, fine art, jewelry and architectural objects with contemporary life-style and modern design genres. The show was open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, 2012 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, and included celebrity appearances, including a panel discussion by guest Americana expert, author and television host Leigh Keno as well as a lecture on interior design with Alexa Hampton, president and featured designer of Mark Hampton, LLC and a “What’s Modern Now” display by designer Lynne Scalo. A gourmet show café was offered by Versailles. For more details on the show and related events, click here.

Event co-chairs included Tiffany Burnette and Don Casturo, Carol and George Crapple, Deborah and Chuck Royce, Anne and Chuck Niemeth & Roxanne and Hugh Vanderbilt.

Friday, December 14, 2012, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT
After Party for Patrons

For further information regarding patron opportunities, please call Anne Bradner at 203-869-6899, Ext. 15.

moffly media, exclusive media sponsor


Reflections on American Beauty: Jeffrey Bilhuber Lecture & Luncheon

April 18, 2012

No sooner had cochairs Catherine Tompkins and Carrie Wallack put out the word on securing the appearance of AD100 Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber for a lunch and lecture at the Belle Haven Club when the phones began to ring for tickets. A huge and heartfelt thank you to these talented and tireless ladies and to all our table hosts for orchestrating a fabulous sellout program from start to finish.

In attendance were 200 lucky guests who were captivated by Bilhuber's insider advice and willingness to share tips and resources. At lunch, guests were wowed by spectacular table settings tricked out in true Bilhuber style, and they ate up every word of the post-luncheon Q&A, where individual design questions were answered by the master himself.

Our deep appreciation to Jeffrey Bilhuber, to media sponsor Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and to business supporters Artistic Upholstery, Dovecote, Equinox, Frederic Fekkai, Gabrielle's, Greenwich Orchids, Hoagland's, John Robshaw, The Well Appointed Home, Juliska, Lily Pulitzer, Quadrille, Richards, Ralph Lauren, Saks and Tory Burch. Without you all, this stellar event would not have been possible.

Visit to see photos of this colorful event.