Welcome to the New Canaan Historical Society!

Celebrating new Canaan’s history since 1889.



Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Sunday, June 3nd, 2018

Tickets are still available for our “Mad for Modern! Gala to be held under a tent on the Great Lawn of the Historical Society on June 2nd at 6:30 pm. The evening’s festivities include an auction of private historical experiences – a child’s birthday party in the Rock School, a whiskey tasting in the Tavern of the Hanford-Silliman House, a tour of the Historical Society’s costume collection, and a cocktail party at the Gores Pavilion. Also at auction is a drawing of the purchaser’s house by renowned architect and artist Mark Markiewicz. Learn more

Join us rain or shine for our 29th Annual Ice Cream Social! We will have ice cream and cake, historic buildings will be opened, and there will be old fashioned games and a car show in addition to the New Canaan Town Band. Admission price is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Become a member at the Ice Cream Social and admission is free! Learn more