New Canaan Historical Society: A Connecticut Museum
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At the New Canaan Historical Society, we work to promote an understanding and appreciation of our town’s past, from its colonial days to the modern era and beyond.

The Society’s mission, set at its founding in 1889, is “to bring together and arrange the historical events of the town of New Canaan, the genealogies of the families who have lived in the town, to form a library and to collect relics and curiosities, to form a museum.”

We carry out that mission by maintaining an extensive research library, operating eight museums and historic buildings (including one of only two National Historic Landmarks in New Canaan), and holding a full schedule of events, tours, lectures, educational programs and exhibitions.

Our goal is to educate and enlighten the public in an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly and fun. Please join us! Our membership rates are reasonable and we are open to all!


Birthday Tea Party

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New Canaan Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society is housed within the 1825 “Old Town House” which features a beautiful parlor for tea and an adjoining craft room for art projects. Why not have a Victorian Tea Party for your child’s next birthday celebration?

Party Details:

  • Up to 12 children
  • Party lasts 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Cost: $280 for up to 10 children; $30 for each additional child up to 12 children. A 10% discount is offered for those who have a current family membership.
  • Included: An age appropriate, historically-inspired art project that can be taken home; full tea (3 types of tea sandwiches, scones with whipped cream and jam, and cookies); Victorian parlor games.

Important Information:

  • Availablility is limited; please contact us well in advance of your desired party date.
  • At least one parent/guardian must be present throughout the party.
  • Birthday cake, if desired, must be provided by the guest.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of your reservation.

Call us at (203)966-1776 for further information and to arrange your party.