Events

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    Saved: An Iconic House

    Join us as Tom Nissley presents the preservation history and the future of the house located on the corner of Canoe Hill Road and Ferris Hill Road.  The home was recently saved from demolition by Tom and his wife Emily.  Tom’s talk Saved: An Iconic House takes place September 19th at 7:30 pm in the Lindstrom […]

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    It’s in the Details – A New Gores Pavilion Exhibit

    It’s in the Details A New Photography Exhibit Opens at the Gores Pavilion It’s in the Details, a photography exhibit by Matthew Blaine, opened Sunday, July 17 and runs through the end of October.  The exhibit was inspired by the Historical Society’s highly successful event, House of Cars, headed by Board members Susan Bishop and […]

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    Servicemen Remembered

    The Society’s newest exhibit honors the men and women from New Canaan who served in World War II.  Lt. Henry Maitland’s Navy White Dress Jumper and hats, Sgt. Benjamin Charles Ritter’s Eisenhower Jacket and Lt. Eleanor Brinkerhoff’s Navy Dress Uniform are just a few of the many uniforms on display. In addition, there is quite […]

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    Mother’s Day After-School Workshop

    Mother’s Day After-School Workshop Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:00-5:30 p.m. Mother’s Day is May 8th and to help celebrate all the moms, we are offering a special workshop for children ages 5-11 Joins us for two fun crafts! One in the kitchen, the other at the craft table. $20 per child/members $25 per child/non-members Space […]

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    Modern House Day Tour + Symposium

    “Modern House Day Tour + Symposium, Modern: A Way of Thinking” Saturday May 14, 2016 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Download the invitation here The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour + Symposium continues this year with “Modern: A Way of Thinking.”  Check-in begins at Grace Farms (365 Lukes Wood Road […]

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    Join Us For A Month of Memories

    Join us for a Month of Memories James Bach Takes Us Back 125 Years to 1889 March 13th at 3:00 p.m. Jim Bach was born and raised in New Canaan.  His family dates back in town three generations to 1916. After graduating from New Canaan High School in 1947 and then from Columbia University, Jim […]

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    Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. At 1:00 Patricia Funt Oxman of  Patricia Funt Antiques will speak on the subject of  the history of scent and its important role in the world of love connections. Two tea sittings:  12:00 or 2:00, Program at 1:00 Please call 203-966-1776 for reservations $10 members ~ […]

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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 […]