Building History at The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society
As we celebrate the past, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society is heading into the future with the construction of an outdoor education space on its historic campus.
A family-friendly series of pathways will connect the Rock School (a one-room schoolhouse), famed American sculptor John Roger’s own Rogers Studio, the 1764 Hanford-Silliman House, and the Tool Museum and Print Shop. Interpretive signage will provide critical information about each building and its unique story. Anchoring the walking trail is the new 20 square foot terrace for activities, events, performances, or simply a place for families to gather. These new spaces offer children a way to explore and learn about their Town in an unstructured, safe environment.
Photos by Meghan Gould