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 “to bring together and arrange the historical events of the town of New Canaan, the genealogies of the families who have lived in the town, to form a library and to collect relics and curiosities, to form a museum.”

The New Canaan Historical Society’s biennial Modern House Day Tour is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The 2018 symposium explores selected houses by architects Sean Godsell, Gō Hasegawa and Naher Tehrani, examining materality, proportion and sustainability. The panel will be moderated by Sean Anderson. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online. Read more

© Pedro E. Guerrero Archive, courtesy Edward Cella Art + Architecture

NEW CANAAN RENDERED: ARCHITECTURAL SKETCHES BY MARK MARKIEWICZ

On Exhibit at the Gores Pavilion – September 14thNovember 2

PEDRO E. GUERRERO: THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF MID-CENTURY NEW CANAAN

The exhibit will run through December 9

4TH ANNUAL CEMETERY TOUR ON OCTOBER 31ST

 October 31st from 1pm to 3:30 pm

The New Canaan Historical Society presents New Canaan Rendered: Architectural Sketches by Mark Markiewicz AIA. This collection of twenty hand drawings illustrates the rich diversity of NewCanaan architecture. Represented are buildings from Colonial times to the modern era. Learn more

The exhibition includes 35 of Guerrero’s black and white photos, many depicting the architecture for which the town is famous, and will coincide with the Society’s much anticipated Modern House Day Tour on Oct. 20. A second gallery will be devoted to the life of Guerrero and his family in New Canaan during some of the town’s most tumultuous — and interesting — years. Read more

Get into the spirit of Halloween October 31st on the 4th Annual Historical Society Cemetery Tour lead by board member Patricia Funt Oxman. The tour leaves by van from the Townhouse at the Historical Society at 1pm and this year’s destination is the Sellecks Corners Cemetery, a very well kept and fascinating part of New Canaan’s history. Read more