Museum & Historical Society
The lecture will examine the career of Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, sculptor of Waveny’s Lotus Fountain, in the context of other early 20th-century American women sculptors.
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Experience Modern New Canaan
New Canaan is widely known for its mid-century modern architecture. These houses, designed in the decades after World War II by architects including Marcel Breuer, Elliot Noyes, and Philip Johnson, shaped the landscape of this Town. The Modern New Canaan initiative at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society brings together programs, events, and tours that celebrate, appreciate, and preserve this important legacy.
Exhibitions & Events
Women of Waveny:
Artists, Patrons, and the Lapham Legacy
On View Now
This exhibition explores and celebrates women’s work in the creation of New Canaan’s Waveny House and Park and beyond.
The show highlights two renowned, innovative artists and three enlightened patrons whose collective and complementary efforts–spanning nearly 150 years–still resonate today.
Abastenia St. Leger Eberle in Context:
American Women Sculptors 1900-1940
Lecture: Wednesday, February 9, 7:00pm
The lecture will examine the career of Abastenia St. Leger Eberle, sculptor of Waveny’s Lotus Fountain, in the context of other early 20th-century American women sculptors, as well as the popularity of small bronze sculpture for home and garden.
What a Woman Can Do with a Camera:
Frances Benjamin Johnston and Her Contemporaries
Lecture: Thursday, March 3, 7:00pm
This lecture will be given by Dr. Kara Charles Felt, Curator and Art Historian.
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Plan Your Visit
Admission is free to members.
The cost for visitors:
- $5 for exhibitions
- $10 for Library usage
- $25 for a full campus tour
(Please call or email to schedule.)
The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is located at 13 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan. It is walking distance from the New Canaan Train Station, which is serviced by Metro-North.
The Town House is wheelchair accessible with an elevator that connects all three floors. Please contact the office if you are interested in visiting the historic houses and need accommodations.
Learn about research assistance, site rental and room usage information and the historic house Plaque Program.