Halloween program at the Greenwich Historical Society

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October 14, 2012, Noon to 4pm.  Meet the Holley family and learn what it was like to grow up in Greenwich 100 years ago. This special Halloween program at the Greenwich Historical Society marks the celebration of a new family tour of Bush-Holley House designed in collaboration with the Junior League of Greenwich. Visitors can now see Bush-Holley House through the eyes of twins Constant and Clarissa MacRae, who grew up in the Holley boarding house during the Cos Cob art colony era, when art intersected life on a daily basis and American cultural icons such as John Twachtman, Childe Hassam and Willa Cather frequently sat at the family table.   Families can drop in any time between noon and 4:00 pm to take the new tour and celebrate the twins’ October 31st birthday with a host of activities. A children’s Halloween parade begins at 1:00 pm (prizes will be awarded for the best costumes), Nana Banana (a.k.a. Isabel Malkin) will read stories at 2:30 pm and the whole family can enjoy arts and crafts projects throughout the afternoon, including Halloween-inspired yarn stitching, origami, watercolor painting and creation of a communal mural. Refreshments will be served.   Sunday, October 14, 2012; Noon to 4:00 pm. Rain or shine.  Greenwich Historical Society, Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807.  Historical Society and Jr. League Family Members: $5; nonmembers: $10.  Tickets are available at www.greenwichhistory.org or at the door.  For more information, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.