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New Canaan Historical Society

Since our founding in 1889, the New Canaan Historical Society has carried out its mission 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.

Posted: Friday May 22, 2020

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New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (8 days ago) Since our founding in 1889, the New Canaan Historical Society has carried out its mission 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.

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modern-homes - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (7 days ago) Offices 13 Oenoke Ridge Road New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 Phone: 203-966-1776 Fax: 203-972-5917 [email protected] Hours Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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Historic Homes - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (6 days ago) A Selection of Significant New Canaan Homes Over 100 Years Old, Drummond Visitation Homes, Landmark Homes, New Canaan Historic District Homes, Silvermine Center Historic District Homes

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The Tool Museum - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (8 days ago) An extensive collection of tools and implements from the 18th and 19th centuries is located in what originally was an outbuilding of the Hanford-Silliman House.

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Contact - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (9 days ago) Offices 13 Oenoke Ridge Road New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 Phone: 203-966-1776 Fax: 203-972-5917 [email protected] Hours Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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The Cody Drug Store - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (4 days ago) Owned by the Cody family since 1918, the original building on Main Street was torn down in 1965 and the Historical Society constructed a museum to the left side of the Town House in 1979 to house and display the artifacts of the Drug Store.

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The Little Red Schoolhouse - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (7 days ago) Opening its doors in 1868, this Carter Street treasure was Connecticut’s last operating one-room schoolhouse when it closed in 1957. Acquired by the Society in 2003, it was restored thanks to the generous support of Society members, nonprofit groups, former students and friends.

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Talking Shop - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (11 days ago) Due to concerns about the coronavirus this event has been postponed. A new date will be posted in the future. The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society’s new exhibition TALKING SHOP explores New Canaan’s long and rich retail history. It highlights many of the stores in New Canaan from the 19th century to the mid-1970s.

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Events and Exhibits - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (4 days ago) Why did Benedict Arnold go bad? Find out as Jim Bach, one of New Canaan’s favorite historians, presents American Betrayal, the saga of a turncoat, at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. Bach’s presentation takes a look at the many events and personal shortcomings that brought about Benedict Arnold’s ultimate treason.Read more

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Our Buildings - New Canaan Historical Society

Posted: (8 days ago) The Hanford-Silliman House. This house, located prominently next to the Town House, was built by Stephen Hanford, a weaver and New Canaan’s first licensed tavern keeper, at a time when Connecticut law required each community to have an “ordinary” tavern and inn for travelers.

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