Events – For Children

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    Valentine’s Day Children’s Tea & Crafts

    Valentine’s Day Tea and Crafts Friday, February 12, 2016 4:00 – 5:30 pm Join us for our most popular after-school workshop! • Make a special Valentine’s Day craft in the Victorian tradition to give or keep. • Prepare and enjoy your own traditional tea with tasty treats. Children ages 5-11 $15.00 per child/ $20.00 non-members Reservations […]

  • Drop by for Holiday Crafts!

    The New Canaan Historical Society invites children ages 5 to 10 to drop by for a fun afternoon of holiday crafts on Monday, December 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Gingerbread houses, candy cornucopias, and cookie ornaments are among the old-fashioned crafts children can create. Reservations required.  Cost is $10 per child. Call the […]

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    The Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt: May 15-31

    For letterboxing information and to download the MAP and CLUES, click the links below: Letterboxing Brochure 2015 All Letterboxing Clues 2015 Letterboxing Clues 2015 (For the New Canaan Historical Society ONLY) Seven Fairfield County historical organizations have banded together to continue the tradition with the Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt. The event begins onFriday, May 15th and […]

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    Spring Break Workshops

    Spring Recess Mini Camp New Canaan Historical SocietyTues. Apr. 7, Wed. Apr. 8, Thurs. Apr. 9, Fri. Apr. 10 From 9:00 A.M. – 12 noon What was life like in New Canaan 200 years ago? Children ages 6-11 will find out each morning as they explore the museums, prepare crafts and tasty old-fashioned treats and […]

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    February Break Workshops

    Fun and learning during February break! Fill your morning with historical exploration through hands on activities. Come to one session or all three! Tuesday, February 17th: Candle making Wednesday, February 18th: Tin Punching Thursday, February 19th: Early American Foodways 9:15 am—12:00 pm – Ages 6 -11 $20 per session for members/$25.00 non-members Or sign up […]

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    Children’s Valentine’s Day Tea

    After school workshops at the New Canaan Historical Society Join us in the Society’s Townhouse as we prepare  and enjoy our own traditional Victorian Tea,  treats* and crafts!   Monday, February 9 4:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. Ages 6 -11 $15.00 per child/$20.00 non-member *Food may contain nuts Reservations are required For information & reservations: 203.966.1766 […]

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    Educational Programs at the Historical Society

    Educational programs at the New Canaan Historical Society are a great experience for learners of all ages! Our educational programs include: School Days Program – 1st-3rd grade Colonial Life Program – 4th and 5th grade New Canaan in the 19th Century – Middle School High School and College internships Award to New Canaan High School Junior for […]

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    Colonial Club

    Step back in time and gain a comprehensive view of colonial life in Connecticut. Besides incorporating some colonial history and lore, these sessions will include crafts, skills, games, and a snack (often homemade). Workshops are open to girls and boys ages 7-9, and are held from 4:00pm until 5:30pm. The cost for 10 sessions is […]

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    History Hour

    A program offered is our “History Hour” program for children 4-5 years of age. This program will offer children a interesting and interactive environment in which to learn about New England and New Canaan history. During each session, we will read a story and complete a hands-on activity. Included will be a snack, often made […]

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    School Tours

    From September through November, we will be providing tours for school children from New Canaan and surrounding areas and again from March through June. Students visit four areas of our museums; the Hearth and Craft Rooms in the Hanford-Silliman House, the Tool Museum, and the Rock School. In each area, they learn about what their […]