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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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    A Winter’s Tale

    Open December 5, 2015 – March 2016 The Costume Museum On Saturday, December 5th, the Society is opening its latest costume exhibit, A Winter’s Tale, featuring winter fashions of 1890 to 1910. By the 1880s, Christmas was a big event.  Victorians sent lavish Christmas cards similar to Valentines or painted their own scenes.  Christmas trees […]

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    From the Archives: D. Putnam Brinley

    This exhibit celebrates recent gifts to the Society of four works by D. Putnam Brinley. Three are drawings gifted by Robert Faesy, which were given originally by the artist to Bob’s parents. The fourth is a study for the painting “Emerald Pool” (pictured above), gifted by Robert and Susan Bishop. D. Putnam Brinley was an […]

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    Woven In Time: Kashmir Shawls

      July 7 through October 7 2015 A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls opened at the New Canaan Historical Society’s Costumes Museum. The shawls shown reflect the preferences of Americans during the Victorian Period. Included in the exhibit are shawls from the 1st quarter of the 19th century through the end of the century. All shawls […]

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    Historic Barns Exhibit

    Historic Barns: Yesterday & Today Photographs by Kip Farrell Town House, Parlor Room Tuesday-Saturday, Walk-in May 21 – September Featuring photographs of New Canaan barns by author, photographer, and historic barn expert, Kip Farrell, as well as background on the local barn preservation ordinance. $5 Suggested Donation, Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30-4:00, Saturday 9:30-12:00.

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    The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present

    Opening May 29 – August 15 in the Silvermine Room “The Cartoonists of Silvermine: Past and Present” is an historical retrospective exhibiting over seventy reproductions of seventeen cartoonists who at one time worked and/or lived in Silvermine from 1900 though the present. The exhibition will open at the Historical Society on Friday, May 29. Come and […]

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    Photographs from the book Midcentury Houses Today – At the Gores Pavilion

    New Exhibit at the Gores Pavilion May 1 – October 30 Photographs from the book MIDCENTURY HOUSES TODAY Depicting the evolution of sixteen New Canaan Midcentury Moderns Photography by Michael Biondo MIDCENTURY HOUSES TODAY By Jeffrey Matz, Lorenzo Ottaviani, Cristina A. Ross Photography by Michael Biondo Introduction by John M. Dixon Published by The Monacelli […]

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    In Our Own Backyard: Augustus Smith and Richard Daggy Exhibit

    Augustus Daggy (1858-1942), an illustrator and painter, settled in Norwalk in 1913. He became an original member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Richard (1892-1973), Augustus’ eldest son, was schooled in art by his father. His paintings, like his fathers, tend to be landscapes, but of a very different style. His medium was watercolor. Father […]

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    Costume Exhibit Opens – As We Were 1889

    On Saturday, December 6th, the Society opened its latest costume exhibit, As We Were, featuring the fashions of our founding year, 1889. The exhibit connects two historical events, the first meeting to found the Historical Society, and the wedding of two prominent founders, Edna Hoyt Rogers and Henry Benjamin Rogers. Edna Hoyt Rogers was a lifelong […]