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    Valentine’s Day Tea & Crafts After School Workshop

    The New Canaan Historical Society is holding its most popular after school workshop for children ages 5 through 11 on Monday, February 13th from 4:00-5:30 pm.  Children will make a special Valentine’s Day craft in the Victorian tradition to bring home, as well as prepare their own afternoon tea and treats. This is always great […]

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    16th Annual Valentine Tea

    Our 16th Annual Valentine Tea will be held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  There will be two tea sittings:  At 1:00 and 3:00 pm.  At 2:00 pm, Ellen Taylor Sisson, New Canaanite and talented soprano will entertain with her renditions of favorite love songs. Sisson has appeared as soloist […]

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    Antique Silhouettes

    An antique silhouette exhibit featuring silhouettes from the 1700s and 1800s has just opened in the Townhouse at The New Canaan Historical Society and continues through February 3rd. The silhouette is a profile cut from white or black paper.  In the 18th century, it was a simple alternative for people who could not afford other […]

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    George Cody’s Campaign Buttons and Posters Collection

    George Cody and his family have been collecting campaign buttons and posters for over 50 years.  This collection represents a small part of his entire collection which encompasses both parties, with over 50 Presidential posters and about 45 panels of buttons. George remarked, “My collection started as a family affair.  One of my first political […]

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    Americans at Play

    This new exhibit salutes the way people spent their leisure time in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  It is our first exhibit featuring the new lighting designed by Susan Leaming Pollish with funding provided by the New Canaan Community Foundation, the New Canaan Rotary and the Jeniam Foundation. People of all ages, especially young […]

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    Saved: An Iconic House

    Join us as Tom Nissley presents the preservation history and the future of the house located on the corner of Canoe Hill Road and Ferris Hill Road.  The home was recently saved from demolition by Tom and his wife Emily.  Tom’s talk Saved: An Iconic House takes place September 19th at 7:30 pm in the Lindstrom […]

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    It’s in the Details – A New Gores Pavilion Exhibit

    It’s in the Details A New Photography Exhibit Opens at the Gores Pavilion It’s in the Details, a photography exhibit by Matthew Blaine, opened Sunday, July 17 and runs through the end of October.  The exhibit was inspired by the Historical Society’s highly successful event, House of Cars, headed by Board members Susan Bishop and […]

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    Servicemen Remembered

    The Society’s newest exhibit honors the men and women from New Canaan who served in World War II.  Lt. Henry Maitland’s Navy White Dress Jumper and hats, Sgt. Benjamin Charles Ritter’s Eisenhower Jacket and Lt. Eleanor Brinkerhoff’s Navy Dress Uniform are just a few of the many uniforms on display. In addition, there is quite […]