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October4design is a month-long program of events initiated by The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, a cultural institution that focuses on preservation, modernism, education and community. Through exhibits, programs, library services and events, we celebrate history and explore its role in shaping the future.


Founded in1889, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society has carried out its mission through the promotion of historic preservation, research assistance, and the maintenance of house museums and historical sites. It mounts exhibitions and holds educational events and tours to build awareness and appreciation of our Town’s rich past. At our headquarters in the 1825 Town House, the Society has extensive permanent collections of art, clothing and textiles, and ephemera and maintains a library of more than 3,500 volumes, along with scores of manuscripts, deeds, newspapers, photographs and other documents dating to the colonial era.


The Society owns or operates eight museums and buildings, including: The 1764 Hanford-Silliman House, The 1825 Town House, The 1960 Gores Pavilion, The Rogers Studio, The Cody Drug Store, The Tool Museum, The Rock School, and The Little Red School House.

Learn more about the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society here.


Thanks for your interest!

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203 966 1776  |

13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM  |  Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM or by appointment

An introductory tour of the campus is offered every Wednesday at 3 PM.

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