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Bush-Holley Historic Site

  • 39 Strickland Rd. Map It
  • Greenwich
  • Historic District/Site

Published 07/08/2016

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In the 1890s visitors from New York's Art Students League journeyed to the Cos Cob section of Greenwich to take classes taught by American impressionist John Henry Twachtman at a boarding house for artists and writers run by Josephine and Constant Holley. Thus the Cos Cob art colony was born, flourishing until 1920. Today the 1730-vintage house is the Bush-Holley Historic Site, which displays a wonderful collection of 19th- and 20th-century art by sculptor John Rogers, potter Leon Volkmar, and painters Childe Hassam, Elmer Livingston MacRae, and, of course, Twachtman. The visitor center, set in the historic site's circa-1805 storehouse, holds changing exhibitions on art and history.

Sight Information


39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich, Connecticut, 06807, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Mar.–Dec., Wed.–Sun. noon–4; Jan. and Feb., weekends noon–4

Published 07/08/2016


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