Ernest Thompson Seton in Greenwich

Ernest Thompson Seton made Greenwich, Connecticut, his home for approximately thirty years, until he relocated to Santa Fe.

He called his first home in the Cos Cob area of Greenwich Wyndygoul.  It was on this estate that the concept of the Woodcraft Indians took shape.

Wyndygoul is now a part of Pomerance Park.  You can walk the grounds of the hime.  The home is not still standing, but its walls have been preserved as a memorial to Seton.  There s a plaque comemoratuing Wyndygouul and Seton in the park.  You can also see several features prominent in some of Seton’s writings about his home, including the lake and Standing Rock.

Seton sold the property in 192_.  The new owner was the father of writer Barbara Tuchman who is said to have written her classic work about World War I, The Winds of August, at Wyndygoul.

Seton subsequently built a new and even more grand home on Lake Avenue in Greenwich.  He called this one DeWinton.  DeWintion still stands in a remarkable estate and is a private residence.  The Setons did not live in DeWinton long.  This was a time in which Ernest and Grace were both travelling extensively in connection with their writing careers and the house proved too large for them.  Seton expanded a studio building on the edge of the property known as Little Peeqo and the Setons moived into it, although they are said to have rarely been home at the same time.  This was to be Seton’s official residence until he relocated to Santa Fe.  Grace lived there for many years after.  Both DeWinton and Little Peeqo still stanbd and are private residences.

In Greenwich today, you can visit Pomerance Park and see Wyndygoul, Standing Rock and several plaques commemorating Seton’s life and work.

You can visit the Greenwoch Historical Society