Festival of Trees Returns: Enchanting ‘Forest’ to Support Historical Society Programs

The Greenwich Historical Society lobby will soon be transformed into a winter wonderland as the third annual Festival of Tabletop Trees celebrates the talents of local designers, merchants, non-profits and other Greenwich organizations who are donating decorated trees to make homes festive sanctuaries for the holidays.

Kelsie Dalton, Greenwich Historical Society Digitization Associate, displays a festive tree that she and Research Associate John Bridges created for the 3rd annual Festival of Tabletop Trees. The historic photos of Greenwich are being digitized and catalogued for the Historical Society’s digital archives thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Photos: courtesy of Greenwich Historical Society

Bruce Museum, Sam Bridge Nurseries, Greenwich Library, Abilis Garden & Gifts, Greenwich Riding Trails and Garden Club of Old Greenwich are among the 26 vendors who are supporting this cherished tradition which helps to support arts, education and preservation programming.

The Festival is open to the public at no cost. Trees can be purchased or bid on via an online silent auction. For more information: https://greenwichhistory.org/festival-of-tapletop-trees/

Trees will be on display at the Historical Society, 47 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob:
December 2 & 3  from 9:00am to 5:00pm
December 4 from  11:00am to 4:00pm

The Museum Store is open for shopping and refreshments while browsing trees.

Manager Barbara Johann has a carefully curated collection of distinctive gifts for all members of the family, including a collection of ‘All Things Greenwich’.

The museum store is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. Complimentary gift wrapping. Members receive a 10% discount.

Barbara Johann, Historical Society Museum Store Manager, has a carefully curated selection of gifts for all age groups, including distinctive Greenwich-branded merchandise. Photo courtesy Greenwich Historical Society