COMMON GROUND: IRWIN BY TORRANCE YORK

PONUS: THE MAN & THE MONUMENT

DEDE BARTLETT PRESENTS: THE STORIES BEHIND OUR HEIRLOOMS

The exhibition runs through November 3
Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 12 11:30 – 2:00 PM

Common Ground: Irwin reflects York’s love of Irwin Park. “To me it feels like an outdoor museum with a rotating collection,” she says.  “This park is a manageable size to circle completely on each visit so it is very satisfying to track changes in nature from one day to the next. There is a new discovery around each bend in your path.” Read more

The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society presents Ponus: The Man & the Monument. Patricia Funt Oxman, who has given tours of local cemeteries in past years, focuses this year on the Ponus Monument, located on the corner of Davenport Ridge Road and Ponus Ridge.  Read more

Join Dede Bartlett for a luncheon in the Lindstrom Room and discussion about the family stories behind the antiques and other objects we have in our homes. Perhaps the worth of an item is not its market value but its historic value. Who used it and for what? How many generations passed it down? Read more

NORTHEAST WATERSCAPES: ARTISTS EXPLORE OCEANS, RIVERS, HARBORS

HAT MADNESS

LEGALIZE EQUALITY: PRESENTATION BY JEAN SWEENEY

The exhibition runs through December 14, 2019.
Opening Reception Friday, November 15 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Exhibition runs through March 1, 2020.
November 20 at 7:00 PM at the New Canaan Library

New Canaan resident and art collector Tom Davies draws from his personal collection to assemble 62 paintings highlighting oceans, rivers, lakes and streams of the Northeast. Through these paintings, he explores society’s fascination with the drama, danger, beauty and power of water, the crucial role it has played in the development of cities, transportation and trade, and the myriad forms it can take. Read more

In Hat Madness, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society opens up its extensive clothing and textile collection to explore the history of hats, hat design and hat-making. From the simple bonnets worn in Colonial times to stunning pieces of art that were popular in the 1920s to the “Pussy Cap” of the 2017 Women’s March, this exhibition spans more than 200 years. Period garments and related accessories will also be on display. Read more

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and the New Canaan Library are proud to present a six-part lecture series: Origins of Our Constitutional Rights. Jean Sweeney will discuss the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, its impact, and continued efforts to see it passed. Her talk will be followed by a short documentary, Legalize Equality. A reception will follow. Jean Sweeney is the founder and president of Rethinking Eve, an influencer for women’s rights. Read more

COMMON GROUND: IRWIN BY TORRANCE YORK

The exhibition runs through November 3

Common Ground: Irwin reflects York’s love of Irwin Park. “To me it feels like an outdoor museum with a rotating collection,” she says.  “This park is a manageable size to circle completely on each visit so it is very satisfying to track changes in nature from one day to the next. There is a new discovery around each bend in your path.” Read more

PONUS: THE MAN & THE MONUMENT

Sunday, October 27 at 4:00 PM

The New Canaan Museum and Historical Society presents Ponus: The Man & the Monument. Patricia Funt Oxman, who has given tours of local cemeteries in past years, focuses this year on the Ponus Monument, located on the corner of Davenport Ridge Road and Ponus Ridge.  Read more

DEDE BARTLETT PRESENTS: THE STORIES BEHIND OUR HEIRLOOMS

Tuesday, November 12 11:30 – 2:00 PM

Join Dede Bartlett for a luncheon in the Lindstrom Room and discussion about the family stories behind the antiques and other objects we have in our homes. Perhaps the worth of an item is not its market value but its historic value. Who used it and for what? How many generations passed it down? Read more

NORTHEAST WATERSCAPES: ARTISTS EXPLORE OCEANS, RIVERS, HARBORS

The exhibition runs through December 14, 2019.

New Canaan resident and art collector Tom Davies draws from his personal collection to assemble 62 paintings highlighting oceans, rivers, lakes and streams of the Northeast. Through these paintings, he explores society’s fascination with the drama, danger, beauty and power of water, the crucial role it has played in the development of cities, transportation and trade, and the myriad forms it can take. Read more

HAT MADNESS

Opening Reception Friday, November 15 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Exhibition runs through March 1, 2020.

In Hat Madness, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society opens up its extensive clothing and textile collection to explore the history of hats, hat design and hat-making. From the simple bonnets worn in Colonial times to stunning pieces of art that were popular in the 1920s to the “Pussy Cap” of the 2017 Women’s March, this exhibition spans more than 200 years. Period garments and related accessories will also be on display. Read more

LEGALIZE EQUALITY: PRESENTATION BY JEAN SWEENEY

November 20 at 7:00 PM at the New Canaan Library

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and the New Canaan Library are proud to present a six-part lecture series: Origins of Our Constitutional Rights. Jean Sweeney will discuss the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, its impact, and continued efforts to see it passed. Her talk will be followed by a short documentary, Legalize Equality. A reception will follow. Jean Sweeney is the founder and president of Rethinking Eve, an influencer for women’s rights. Read more