20 Mar

Book Talk: Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich (postponed)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Missy Wolfe
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New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

This event has been postponed due to the possibility of inclement weather - check back soon for an alternate date.

Please join us in Westport, Connecticut to hear NYG&B Board of Trustees member Missy Wolfe discuss her new book, Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich.

The town of Greenwich, CT was Dutch at first, not English, as most histories proclaim. Peter Stuyvesant then purchased the town to block a rising English tide as Greenwich strategically defined the border between New Netherland and New England.

This line, now the boundary between Stamford and Greenwich, shifted often until the town became forcibly owned by the New Haven then more productively by the CT colony.

Originally owning, then losing, much of Stamford, Bedford, Poundridge and Rye, Missy Wolfe’s unearthing of the town’s 1600s struggles and its incarnation as the Greenwich Plantation offers researchers rich lessons in history research, resources and its oh so satisfying rewards.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.