• From the Archives: D. Putnam Brinley

    This exhibit celebrates recent gifts to the Society of four works by D. Putnam Brinley. Three are drawings gifted by Robert Faesy, which were given originally by the artist to Bob’s parents. The fourth is a study for the painting “Emerald Pool” (pictured above), gifted by Robert and Susan Bishop. D. Putnam Brinley was an […]

  • New Canaan Past & Present Ornaments 2015

    2015 New Canaan Past & Present ornaments are now available to order! Collect these limited edition hand-painted ornaments made for the benefit of the New Canaan Historical Society. They will be on sale starting Sun. Oct. 25, 3-5pm, at the Gores Pavillion, Irwin Park, with a reception, show and sale. See over 100 past ornaments on display. […]

  • The Great Patriotic War

    Wednesday, September 16th, 7:00 pm To commemorate the 70th  anniversary of  the most devastating land war in history, Mark Albertson will speak on the titanic clash between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in which millions died and many of the greatest battles of World War II took place. Mr. Albertson is a historical research […]

  • House of Cars – September 12, 2015

    Invite Reply Card Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsorship Agreement Form Program Ad Form ‘House of Cars’ Saturday, September 12, 2015 The New Canaan Historical Society will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special event which will include a tour/rally to significant car collector garages throughout the day followed by a gala at Collectors Car Garage in Bedford […]

  • Historic Barns Exhibit

    Historic Barns: Yesterday & Today Photographs by Kip Farrell Town House, Parlor Room Tuesday-Saturday, Walk-in May 21 – September Featuring photographs of New Canaan barns by author, photographer, and historic barn expert, Kip Farrell, as well as background on the local barn preservation ordinance. $5 Suggested Donation, Exhibit Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30-4:00, Saturday 9:30-12:00.

  • Modern House Day Tour FAQ

    What is the Modern House Day Tour? The Modern House Tour is a one-day event that includes a van tour of multiple modern homes in New Canaan, as well as a symposium featuring specialists in modern art and architecture. In previous years, the tour and symposium have taken place between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. […]

  • The Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt: May 15-31

    For letterboxing information and to download the MAP and CLUES, click the links below: Letterboxing Brochure 2015 All Letterboxing Clues 2015 Letterboxing Clues 2015 (For the New Canaan Historical Society ONLY) Seven Fairfield County historical organizations have banded together to continue the tradition with the Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt. The event begins onFriday, May 15th and […]

  • Calendar of Events 2016

    FEBRUARY February 11 – Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea, 12pm – 3pm February 12 – Valentine’s Day Children’s Tea and Craft, 4pm – 5:30pm February 13 – All Museums and Exhibits are open from 2pm – 4pm. This includes the Hanford-Silliman House, the Tool Museum, The Rogers Studio, and the exhibits in the Town House.   STAY […]