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For the first time, the Modern House Day Tour + Symposium will take place over 2 days

On Friday, October 22, 2021 attendees will visit both The Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a second architectural gem in New Canaan. On Friday evening there will be a cocktail reception and presentation at the newly-renovated BassamFellows Headquarters and Showroom, originally designed by Philip Johnson.

On Saturday, October 23, 2021the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society will offer a morning symposium organized by Cole Akers, Curator + Special Projects Manager, The Glass House.  The symposium will be followed by lunch, an afternoon tour of a selection of New Canaan’s modern houses, and an evening cocktail reception where architects, designers, and visitors can gather at the end of the day’s activities.

Friday, October 22, 2021

11:30am – 5:00pm

An afternoon of architecture, box lunch included.


Cocktail reception + presentation in Ridgefield.

Tour: $125  SOLD OUT
Reception: $90.00

Saturday, October 23, 2021

9:00am – 7:00pm

Patron Level: $500
Friend Level: $275

Modern House Day Tour + Symposium
Light breakfast followed by symposium, box lunch, house tours and cocktail reception at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.

*A limited number of Student Tickets are available for $75. For further information, please contact Nancy Geary at


If you are interested in being on a waitlist for the Friday afternoon event, please contact Nancy Geary at

Modern House Day Reception: Friday, 10/22

Modern House Day Tour: Friday, 10/22

Modern House Day Tour: Saturday, 10/23

Modern House Day 2021 will be the culmination of October4design

October4design is a month-long celebration of art, architecture, community, and design in New Canaan offering lectures, programs, and educational experiences for all ages throughout the month at locations in New Canaan.