CALLING ALL YOUNG COLLECTORS!

Antiquarius 2009 Greenwich Historical Society

Antiquarius 2009 Greenwich Historical Society

JUST IN TIME FOR THE ANNUAL ANTIQUARIUS EVENT GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY INTRODUCES THE YOUNG COLLECTORS

New Club To Educate Youth-Generation on History, Tradition and Greenwich Preservation

GREENWICH, CONN. – (October 1, 2009) – The Antiquarius antique show-fundraiser will kick-off at the Old Greenwich Civic Center at 6 p.m. for a night of shopping and cocktailing on December 3, 2009.  The annual event is produced by the Greenwich Historical Society, who announces today a new addition to their committee of eager enthusiasts, The Young Collectors(“YC”).

The Young Collectors of the Greenwich Historical Society

The Young Collectors of the Greenwich Historical Society

Just in time to support the organizations largest fundraising event of the year, YC will come aboard taking the antique-shop soiree to new heights by targeting an expanded group of 35 and under attendees. Get a taste of what’s to come, as YC hosts a special pre-event mixer on November 6, 2009 at Beacon Hill where guests can pre-register for Antiquarius tickets. YC members and ticket holders will also be privy to a first ever “after party,” held at Louie’s Restaurant & Bar on the River Road Extension following opening night.

YC will be under the leadership of local influencers Samantha Knapp of Tiger Lily’s and Jen Danzi of Moffly Media Group.  The YC committee will complement the nearly 40-year-old organization, promoting their key tactics of Greenwich preservation to new-generation of neighborhood residents (21 to 35 years of age).  The co-founders will utilize “of-the-now” social marketing channels like Facebook and Twitter to target first-time members as well as encourage group participation throughout the year via local networking mixers.

“I hope to create a program that allows my generation and the generations to follow an experience that is both rewarding and exciting,” says Knapp.  “I want our members to strive to capture Greenwich as they remember it so their children and their children’s children can experience our town’s true beauty.”

Since its inception, in 1931, the Historical Society has worked to preserve the history of Greenwich, Conn. The non-profit organization promotes awareness of the town’s legacy and tradition through educational programs, which includes organized tours of the Bush-Holley House museum as well as different exhibitions and lectures.

MORE ABOUT YOUNG THE COLLECTORS

The Young Collectors Club is an sub-committee of the Greenwich Historical Society.  The club is founded by Samantha Knapp of Tiger Lily’s and Jen Danzi of Moffly Media Group.  The goal of the organization is to complement the Greenwich Historical Society’s key tactics of Greenwich preservation to a new-generation of neighborhood residents 21 to 35 years of age.

To learn more about the Young Collectors or to sign up for a membership please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.hstg.org” http://www.hstg.org or call 203.869.6899, extension 18. Greenwich Historical Society is located at 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob, Conn.

MORE ABOUT ANTIQUARIUS

Antiquarius is the historical society’s most vital fundraising initiative of the year. Hosting a week long series of events, the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich will initiative seek to generate revenue through guest lectures including a conversation with author and famed interior designer Bunny Williams, the Greenwich Antiques Show and the festive Holiday House Tour. The week long celebration kicks off with the Gala Opening Night Party followed by the YC after-party.

MORE ABOUT THE GREENWICH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Greenwich Historical Society is a privately funded non-profit organization accredited by the American Association of Museums.  To continue the wonderful work the Historical Society has built its foundation on fund raising and community awareness are important.

To learn more about the Greenwich Historical Society or to sign up for a membership please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.hstg.org” http://www.hstg.org or call 203.869.6899, extension 18. Greenwich Historical Society is located at 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob, Conn.

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