Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Festival and Scarecrow Competition at Greenwich Historical Society

On Sunday, October 13, 201, the Greenwich Historical Society will host a Fall Festival community event to celebrate the harvest season. Activities for children of all ages will include crafts, colonial games and a special harvest-themed tour of Bush-Holley House, Greenwich's only National Historic Landmark. 

There will be hayride tours of the Strickland Road Historic District (home of Bush-Holley House and the Greenwich Historical Society), courtesy of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses. Refreshments will be served. General admission is $10 (free for children 2 and under).

The program will also include a Scarecrow Competition with prizes donated by Cos Cob TV & Audio, Ann's Hobby Center and Smart Kids' Toys. For a $25 entry fee ($20 for members) the Historical Society will supply the armature ("the bones"), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Participants can customize their scarecrows with clothing and "accessories" they bring from home. Advance registration for the Scarecrow Competition is required.

Price of general admission includes free entry to the Storehouse Gallery exhibition, The New Spirit and The Cos Cob Art Colony, which explores the impact the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show in New York had on Cos Cob art colony artists, who painted at Bush-Holley house and the environs, and features colorful  "before" and "after" examples of their work.

The Facts:
Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:30 to 3:30 pm
General admission: $10 per person. No charge for children 2 and under.
Scarecrow Competition: $25 entry fee or $20 for Historical Society members. Advance registration required. Visit or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10. For general admission, guests may pay online or at the door.
Bush-Holley Historic Site
(During the event, the best access to the Historic Site is either via Sound Shore Drive/Strickland Road or via River Road.)
Greenwich Historical Society
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807

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