In the Greenwich Sentinel on August 10, 2022
Since 2019 the Greenwich Historical Society has collaborated with The Witness Stones Project on this initiative that seeks to teach school-aged children about the enslaved persons who lived in their hometowns. Students and teachers from Sacred Heart Greenwich and Greenwich Academy work in conjunction with the Historical Society in researching the daily lives of those enslaved at the Bush-Holley House. The annual placement ceremony is the culmination of their work over many months.
On May 25, two new Witness Stone memorials were placed in honor of Jack, eldest son of Candice and brother of Hester, and Cull Jr. youngest son of Cull Bush Sr. and Patience. A total of six stones have been placed at the site in a garden below an attic where it is believed most of the enslaved people lived. The remaining nine individuals who worked at this historic home will be honored in future years as the initiative expands to other schools in town.
For more information, visit https://greenwichhistory.org/witness-stones/