Photo caption: Artwork by Virginia Taylor.
Come join the fun, rain or shine, at the 30th Annual Ice Cream Social held under the big tent on the grounds of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm.
Stop by for a variety of refreshing ice cream flavors donated by Baskin-Robbins. Members of the Exchange Club will be on hand to do the scooping. The New Canaan and Canaan Parish Chapters of the National Charity League will provide the delicious homemade cakes and help with serving. The Town Band will play and there will be old-fashioned games, and a vintage car show. There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations in the Hanford-Silliman House, along with an authentic 18th century tavern. The Cody Drug Store—the original pharmacy—is open for viewing at the Historical Society Townhouse with legendary docent George Cody. The Tool Museum has a wide array of tools along with an old printing press. And the Rock School lets you step back in time to the days of the one room schoolhouse.
Off campus, the Little Red Schoolhouse on Carter Street will open its door from 1:00-3:00 pm. Graduates Ruth Ann Kelley and Stephen Gravereaux will share memories of the one-room, five-grade school which closed in 1957. The building was restored by the Society in 2003.
The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children. Join the Historical Society at the Ice Cream Social and admission is free!
Sponsors this year include our Step into Summer major sponsors: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties/Tom & Emily Nissley, Karl Chevrolet, Walter Stewart’s Market, O’Herron Family Foundation/C. Alec & Sarah O’H.Casey, Amy & Fabio Freyre, Tom & Cynthia Monahan, Hilary & Doug Ormond and Joanna & Bob Williams.
Supporting sponsors include: Bankwell, She La La, Keith Simpson Landscape Architect, Toddlertime Nursery School, Barb & Jon Achenbaum, Doug & Diane Dooley, Wesley & Jeanne Fredricks, Gretchen & Keith Gertsen, Andrew Crabb-Gillick & Sean Gillick, Claire & Alex Foster, Matthew & Mariko LeBaron, Laura & Edward Pla, Christine & Brock Saxe, Ashley & Chris Shackelton, Peter & Kathy Skaperdas, Jay & Linda Twombley, and Whitney & Nick Williams.