Ferreting through the New Canaan Historical Society

Historical society

Having lived in New Canaan off and on for the past 22 years I finally spent some time in the New Canaan Historical Society’s incredible and extensive library. Through the years our family has explored their museums, attended some of their educational programs and enjoyed their annual and time-honored “Ice Cream Social” . This time my original mission was to research a house I was listing. Before long I was off on other tangents; exploring the amazing archives for photographs and stories of this wonderful town as well as the history of the firm I work for (Brotherhood & Higley). Thanks to remarkable people like Mary Louise King and countless others who put down on paper their recollections and organized numerous records we have a treasure trove of accounts and descriptions of this “quintessential New England” village. Taking great license with their work and plagiarizing some of their copy I respectfully will submit a few fascinating tidbits of our town. Please visit and become a member of the New Canaan Historical Society.http://nchistory.org/  “History ought never to be confused with nostalgia. It’s written not to revere the dead, but to inspire the living.”  – Simon Schama