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MID-CENTURY MODERN

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society has extensive records and books on the architects who lived and worked and created the mid-century modern architecture for which the Town is famous.  It also has a complete listing of all mid-century modern houses, those still in existence and those demolished.  

LIBRARY

The Library has more than 3500 books relating to New Canaan history and genealogy, as well as books on architecture, art, clothing and textiles, and antiques. In addition, it contains scores of manuscripts, deeds, newspapers, photographs and other documents dating to the colonial era. It is a comprehensive and well organized resource.

COLLECTIONS

The Museum contains myriad collections of clothing and textiles, pewter, art, architecture and documents generously donated over the course of more than 130 years from New Canaan residents.  Some are on permanent display.  Others can be viewed by arrangement.  Contact us to let us know what interests you.  

RECORDS

The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society holds biographical cards on New Canaan residents dating from the early 1700s, property files on houses by address, digitized collections of The New Canaan Advertiser, as well as its predecessor, The Messenger, the digitized collection of Early American Newspapers donated by Newsbank, as well as records from a number of New Canaan organizations.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

EXHIBITIONS

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AUGUSTA SIMON

Permanently on view in the Town House.

PEWTER

Selections from the Permanent Collection.

ROGERS STUDIO

NEWSBANK

Newsbank houses our digital collection of Messenger and Advertiser Newspapers, as well as Early American Newspapers, a collection of more than 30,000 papers from around the country. For members at the Patron Level or higher, a private access code allows you to search these resources from the privacy of your home.