History Collection

Howard Chandler Christy
I Want You for the Navy, 1917
Gift of John and Beverly Watling

American, 1789
Abraham 'Deacon Potter' Mead, Greenwich, CT
Gift of Winfield S. Mills, 19167

The Museum’s history collection focuses primarily on American material culture spanning from the Colonial period to the present day, and includes objects such as toys, mechanical banks, household equipment and, through a recent gift by John and Beverly Watling, a selection of World War I posters.


The Bruce Museum acts as the local repository for archaeological sites and artifacts in the Greenwich / Fairfield County region.