• New Canaan’s Revolutionary War Heroes

    In 1776 when we were New Canaan Parish our town may have had as many as 1,000 residents. Two hundred and nine of them saw service during the period of the Revolution (1775-1783) in the militia and/or Washington’s Continental Army.  All of Washington’s  northern battles from Bunker Hill to Yorktown had one or more Canaan […]

  • A Revolution of Her Own!

    Experience a living history performance as Judith Kalaora, Founder and Artistic Director of History at Play, portrays Deborah Sampson, the first woman to enlist, to fight and after being wounded to be honorably discharged from the American Military. At 5′ 9″ tall, Sampson disguised herself as a man, binding her chest and tying back her […]

  • 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 […]

  • Our Rural Cemeteries and Their Historic Background

    Our Rural Cemeteries and Their Historic Background Monday, October 17 at 7:00 pm Please join us at The New Canaan Historical Society Townhouse this Monday at 7:00 pm for a special meeting on our rural cemeteries.  We will present history of the rural cemeteries, their locations throughout our town, and the material available in our […]