Museum & Historical Society
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, Eliot 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.
News & Events
This exhibition features for the first-time wedding dresses from 1820-1990 drawn from the Museum’s extensive clothing and textile collection.
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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.
Mark Markiewicz On Drawing Architecture
A Traveling Memoir
Runs through October 30, 2022
The Gores Pavilion is reopening for the season on May 5, 2022 with an exhibition by Mark Markiewicz, architect, artist, and former President of the NCM&HS Board of Governors. Based on his own travels, the collection of drawings forms a graphic travelog with a focus on architectural history.
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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.