• Victorian Valentine’s Day Tea

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. At 1:00 Patricia Funt Oxman of  Patricia Funt Antiques will speak on the subject of  the history of scent and its important role in the world of love connections. Two tea sittings:  12:00 or 2:00, Program at 1:00 Please call 203-966-1776 for reservations $10 members ~ […]

  • A Winter’s Tale

    Open December 5, 2015 – March 2016 The Costume Museum On Saturday, December 5th, the Society is opening its latest costume exhibit, A Winter’s Tale, featuring winter fashions of 1890 to 1910. By the 1880s, Christmas was a big event.  Victorians sent lavish Christmas cards similar to Valentines or painted their own scenes.  Christmas trees […]

  • 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 […]

  • Where the New Canaan Bodies Are

    October 31st, 1:00pm     Catch the spirit of Halloween as we explore the resting places for a number of late great New Canaanites. Based on the book by local author Patricia Brook’s, “Where The Bodies Are”, the event will start with a van ride and walk through Lakeview Cemetery with tour guide Patricia Funt […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]