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.

AMERICAN BETRAYAL

POSTPONED – Date TBD

Why did Benedict Arnold go bad? Find out as Jim Bach, one of New Canaan’s favorite historians, presents American Betrayal, the saga of a turncoat, at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.  Bach’s presentation takes a look at the many events and personal shortcomings that brought about Benedict Arnold’s ultimate treason.  Read more

AMERICAN BETRAYAL

POSTPONED – Date TBD

Why did Benedict Arnold go bad? Find out as Jim Bach, one of New Canaan’s favorite historians, presents American Betrayal, the saga of a turncoat, at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.  Bach’s presentation takes a look at the many events and personal shortcomings that brought about Benedict Arnold’s ultimate treason.  Read more