Membership

The Museum is a nonprofit organization supported by its membership dues. Members enjoy unlimited access to exhibitions, house museums, and the research library, as well as free admission to most programs and events. Our activities include historic tours, lectures and discussions, social events, educational programs and more. Our members also vote at the Annual Meeting, held the second Monday in June, for new Board Governors.

Whether you are a long-time resident or newly-arrived, we hope you will join, participate in as many of our events as possible, become involved as a volunteer and make new friends. We encourage you to join and support our mission.

Membership Levels

Friend
$50

Free admission to the campus for one adult; Receipt of Tydings

Family
$100

Free admission for a second adult and all children

Supporter
$250

Invitation to the Donor cocktail party in January

Sustainer
$500

A private access code to Newsbank and the Early American Newspapers

Patron
$1000

A behind-the-scenes tour of the campus and off-campus building museums

Benefactor
$2500

A special appreciation gift

Angel
$5000

Invitation to a private Angel dinner

Friend
$50

Free admission to the campus for one adult; Receipt of Tydings

Family
$100

Free admission for a second adult and all children

Supporter
$250

Invitation to the Donor cocktail party in January

Sustainer
$500

A private access code to Newsbank and the Early American Newspapers

Supporter
$250

Invitation to the Donor cocktail party in January

Benefactor
$2500

A special appreciation gift

Angel
$5000

Invitation to a private Angel dinner

* Levels of membership with commensurate benefits are: (each higher level includes all the benefits of all lower levels)

Volunteer

The Museum is a great place to volunteer. We especially need docents for school tours, researchers, and help with exhibitions, but we have lots of different opportunities available and will work with you to find something that suits your interests and skills. 

For further information, please call Nancy Geary at 203-966-1776 ext. 1, or stop by the office.

Share

By liking us on Facebook or Instagram, you are helping us to reach the community and beyond with news of our exhibitions, events and programs. 

Please help us spread the word on social media!

Create a Legacy

For information about Planned Giving, please contact our Treasurer, Tom Monahan, at 917-834-8780.

Old Faithful Firetruck
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society Library Shelf
Old Faithful Firetruck
New Canaan Museum and Historical Society Library Shelf

Donate

We rely on the generosity of our members and donors. Your dollars go to mount exhibitions, preserve house museums and collections, run programs and operate our extensive campus. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Build Our Collection

The Museum’s permanent collections have been built through the generous donations of members and residents.

Our Accessions Committee meets quarterly to review all donations and determine whether each item is appropriate for incorporation by considering its ties to our mission, its condition, and whether it is duplicative of items already part of the collections. If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact Nancy Geary at 203-966-18776 ext. 1.

Upcoming Events

Opening Exhibition: bio philia

On View September 16 – October 31

Brooklyn-based nea studio and its principal, Nina Anker, will present bio philia, an exhibition of solar-powered light fixtures and contemporary furniture.

nea studio focuses on sustainability at all scales of design, from interior design and architecture to products and landscape. Its principal, Nina Anker, will present a lecture on her fabulous Cocoon House, the subject of her new book.