Welcome to the New Canaan Historical Society!

Celebrating New Canaan’s history since 1889.

Meet some of our amazing staff, volunteers, and supporters who help fulfill our mission. The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is a cultural institution that focuses on preservation, modernism, education and community. Through exhibits, programs, library services and events, we celebrate history and explore its role in shaping the future.

© Photo: Connecticut State Library, Justin Gruelle, The Crow & The Pitcher.

A NEW DEAL FOR THE ARTS: THE FEDERAL ART PROJECT ERA 1933-1943

January 11-March 30 at the New Canaan Historical Society

A New Deal for the Arts: The Federal Art Project Era 1933-1943 includes large scale works by Justin Gruelle, George Avison, Liacita Gregg, Clifton Meek, Ralph Nelson and Ernest Albert, Jr., as well as documents, works on paper, posters, and historical information. Also included are photographs of numerous important murals that have been lost or destroyed. Read more