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Economics at Bush-Holley House
Slavery in Bush-Holley House
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More Educational Programs
Sarah and Her Town
All third-graders in Greenwich Public Schools interact with the Greenwich Historical Society as part of their curriculum. Students relive the dramatic events that shaped the lives of the Bush family. They become history detectives as they attempt to determine the identity of historic artifacts that Sarah Bush and her family likely used.
Patriots vs. Loyalists: The American Revolution
Cast in the role of Loyalist or Patriot, students debate the issues and events that led to the start of the American Revolution. They learn how the Revolution affected the Colonial Bush family, use primary source documents to prepare arguments, see original Revolutionary War artifacts and engage in a lively full-class debate.
Teacher Development Days
Every year the Historical Society conducts professional development programs for teachers, including groups from Greenwich High School, and Darien High School, who take tours of Bush-Holley House and current exhibitions and get behind-the-scenes looks at our collections. We demonstrate how primary source documents, objects and artwork can be incorporated into research projects and classroom discussions.
Badge Workshops for Scouts, Summer Camp and More
We also host after-school programs including badge workshops for scouts. Our educators are deeply familiar with badge requirements for all levels of both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. In addition, our beloved summer camp uses Bush-Holley House and our staff, collections and archives to offer second- through eighth-graders a highly interactive summer experience with a wide variety of activities focusing on history and art.