Events

  • Beatriz Williams Literary Lunch

    Join the New Canaan Historical Society for a Literary Lunch with historical fiction author Beatriz William. Tickets are $35. Copies of her books will be for sale as well. The event will be on October 12, from 12 PM – 2 PM.

  • Antique Appraisal Day

    Join the New Canaan Historical Society on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Astor Galleries is bringing a team of recognized expert appraisers to New Canaan for the first time for an Antique Appraisal Day to benefit the Historical Society. The experts will appraise all types of antiques, collectibles and vintage […]

  • Waveny – Now and Then

    The New Canaan Historical Society presents an art show and sale celebrating the 50th anniversary of the town’s purchase of the Lapham Lloyd estate. Join us to experience drawings, paintings, photographs & sculpture. Featured artists include Afonsina Betancourt, Drew Klotz, Audrey Klotz, Mark Markiewicz, Marianne Rothballer, Jeanna Shepard, Torrance York and Dmitri Wright. Most of […]

  • Art America–160 Years in the Making

    Our new exhibit “Art America–160 Years in the Making” begins on Friday, April 28th and concludes on August 11th, with an opening reception at 6:00 pm.  The exhibit features 50 works of art representing major styles, subjects and art colonies in America from over nearly two centuries.  Scattered throughout the exhibit are mannequins viewing a […]

  • Valentine’s Day Tea & Crafts After School Workshop

    The New Canaan Historical Society is holding its most popular after school workshop for children ages 5 through 11 on Monday, February 13th from 4:00-5:30 pm.  Children will make a special Valentine’s Day craft in the Victorian tradition to bring home, as well as prepare their own afternoon tea and treats. This is always great […]

  • 16th Annual Valentine Tea

    Our 16th Annual Valentine Tea will be held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  There will be two tea sittings:  At 1:00 and 3:00 pm.  At 2:00 pm, Ellen Taylor Sisson, New Canaanite and talented soprano will entertain with her renditions of favorite love songs. Sisson has appeared as soloist […]

  • Antique Silhouettes

    An antique silhouette exhibit featuring silhouettes from the 1700s and 1800s has just opened in the Townhouse at The New Canaan Historical Society and continues through February 3rd. The silhouette is a profile cut from white or black paper.  In the 18th century, it was a simple alternative for people who could not afford other […]

  • George Cody’s Campaign Buttons and Posters Collection

    George Cody and his family have been collecting campaign buttons and posters for over 50 years.  This collection represents a small part of his entire collection which encompasses both parties, with over 50 Presidential posters and about 45 panels of buttons. George remarked, “My collection started as a family affair.  One of my first political […]