• 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Learn about Membership

    Come visit and join our efforts to preserve and protect our town! There are lots of ways to get involved with the Historical Society. Whether you’d like to donate funds, historical documents, or volunteer your time, there is a need for your help! Download our Preserve and Protect Pamphlet and check out our Get Involved […]

  • The Ardsley Inn

    In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, many city residents ventured to New Canaan for the summer to experience the “countryside” and experience a change from city life. After the railroad came to New Canaan in 1868, the town was more accessible and boarding houses began cropping up. Until the early 1900’s, the only alternative […]