A major milestone was celebrated for the Reimagine the Greenwich Historical Society Campus Campaign with the official launch of the construction phase of the new campus.
First announced to the public in November of 2015, the visionary $18.5 million campaign will enable the Historical Society to dramatically transform its campus to provide better access to its facilities and enrich its education and preservation programs.
“We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community for our Campaign, which will have lasting, positive impact on the cultural and educational life of Greenwich,” said Peter Malkin, Capital Campaign Chairman.
“This generosity, coupled with our extraordinary dollar-for- dollar matching gift from anonymous donors for the first $6.75 million raised, has given us the funding required to begin reconstructing the campus,” Malkin continued. “The expanded facility will enable us to realize our dream for a historical society that will rank among the nation’s finest, preserving Greenwich’s unique history and providing a powerful educational connection for future generations.”
The Historical Society is on target to complete the construction for a grand Re-opening in fall 2018.
Dignitaries including Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut State Senator Scott Franz and Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei, along with their wives, were joined by Campaign Chairman Peter Malkin; Representative Livvy Floren; Architect David Scott Parker; Andrew Ashforth, CEO & President, A.P. Construction Co.; Andy Fox, Project Supervisor; Capital Campaign Committee members, including Bruce Dixon, Haley Elmlinger, Barbara MacDonald, and the Historical Society’s Chairman of the Board Davidde Strackbein, Executive Director Debra Mecky and Chairman of the Interior Design Committee John Dixon.