Just as many other immigrant groups arrived in Greenwich, took root and began to influence the neighborhoods around them, the town’s Jewish community has had an impact stretching back to the Colonial days.

A new exhibition by the Greenwich Historical Society, which opens next week, tracks this journey, with a focus on distinct periods, such as 1880 to 1930s when Jewish immigrants established businesses, many on Greenwich Avenue, as well as the anti-Semitism that intensified after World War I and in to World War II. The story continues to the present day, showing how the community became part of the larger post-war, suburban movement.

The story is told with memorabilia and first-person accounts. “An American Odyssey: The Jewish Experience in Greenwich,” highlights the struggles and successes of integrating into a new culture, even as longstanding traditions are preserved.

The historical society has put the lens on other ethnic groups whose cultural heritage have had an impact on the town, including an exhibit about Italian Americans in 2013.

Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob. Wednesday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, April 15. Hours: Wednesday to Sunday. 12 to 4 p.m. Docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. or by appointment. $10 to $8 (free to members, children under 18). 203-869-6899.