At the New Canaan Historical Society, we work to promote an understanding and appreciation of our town’s past, from its colonial days to the modern era and beyond.
The Society’s mission, set at its founding in 1889, is “to bring together and arrange the historical events of the town of New Canaan, the genealogies of the families who have lived in the town, to form a library and to collect relics and curiosities, to form a museum.”
We carry out that mission by maintaining an extensive research library, operating eight museums and historic buildings (including one of only two National Historic Landmarks in New Canaan), and holding a full schedule of events, tours, lectures, educational programs and exhibitions.
Our goal is to educate and enlighten the public in an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly and fun. Please join us! Our membership rates are reasonable and we are open to all!
The New Canaan Historical Society is housed within the 1825 “Old Town House” which features a beautiful parlor for tea and an adjoining craft room for art projects. Why not have a Victorian Tea Party for your child’s next birthday celebration?
Jane Linsley Garard will return as director of the Colonial Summer Camp. Jane is presently a teacher at Coleytown School in Westport with a degree in Education and Theatre Arts. She combines her knowledge of Social Studies with Drama to provide a unique summer experience where children will go back in time as they explore our museums and site to learn and create. The camp activities take place in our museum house and our other museum buildings, providing authentic surroundings to learn of colonial life.
Dates & Times
Jun 25, 2012 9:15am - Jun 29, 2012 12:00pm
Jul 9, 2012 9:15am - Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm
Jul 16, 2012 9:15am - Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm
Sign up for one week or five weeks. The activities are different each week and there are many hands on crafts. Our camp is limited to 15 children, per session so early sign up is important.
Please call the Society at 203-966-1776