New Canaan Historical Society: A Connecticut Museum

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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 lives would have been like if they had lived in the 1700's, and they get a chance to engage in an interactive experience, such as carding wool or acting as students in a one-room schoolhouse. Teachers are enthusiastic about the experience their students receive; in fact, through word-of-mouth, the program has been growing over the years, as more schools learn of what we have to offer. Because of the growth of this program, we are always looking for new volunteer docents. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a docent call the Society.

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 by the children. This year's program will include Native American Legends, Colonial Stories, the origin of Raggedy Ann, and Victorian Holiday traditions. The cost for 10 sessions is $225 for members and $245 for non-members. Individual sessions: $30 members $35 non-members. See calendar for times.

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 $235 for members or $255 for non-members. Individual sessions: $35 members/$40 non-members. See calendar for times

Please call The Historical Society for more information at 203-966-1776