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The New Canaan Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream Social

June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$5 – $10

Rain or Shine, the 29th Annual Ice Cream Social will be held under the big tent on the grounds of The New Canaan Historical Society on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Stop by for a variety of refreshing ice cream flavors donated by Baskin-Robbins. Members of the Exchange Club will be on hand to do the scooping. The New Canaan and Canaan Parish Chapters of the National Charity League will provide the delicious homemade cakes and help with serving. The Town Band will play and there will be old-fashioned games, and a vintage car show. A Fife and Drum Corps will perform, including two musket firing displays. There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations in the Hanford-Silliman House, along with an authentic 18th century tavern. The Cody Drug Store—the original pharmacy—is open for viewing at the Historical Society Townhouse. The John Rogers Studio, on the National Historic Registry, holds an extensive collection of “Rogers Groups,” some of the first mass- produced sculptures. The Tool Museum has a wide array of tools along with demonstrations of an old printing press. And the Rock School lets you step back in time to the days of the one room schoolhouse.

Off campus, the Little Red Schoolhouse on Carter Street will open its door from 1:00-3:00 pm. Graduates Ruth Ann Kelley and Stephen Gravereaux will share memories of the one-room, five-grade school which closed in 1957. The building was restored by the Society in 2003.

The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children. Join the Historical Society at the Ice Cream Social and admission is free!

Sponsors this year include our Mad for Modern Harvard Five Sponsors: Impala Asset Management, James Bach, Tim Brown/Brown Thayer Shedd Insurance of New Canaan, Doug Dooley and Diane Beck, Gretchen and Keith Gertsen, Brock and Barbara Saxe/T. Brock and Christine Saxe, and Joanna and Robert Williams.

Supporting Sponsors include Bankwell, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, Halvor and Sherri Keilland, Janice and Tom Luddy, Daniel and Susan Jones/NewsBank, Liza and Chris Pohle, Prutting & Co. Custom Builders, Rucci Law Group, See Design by Donna Gorman, Inger Stringfellow/William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Bill and Liz Taggart, Walter Stewart’s Market and West Construction.
For more information, please call (203) 966-1776, or go to

The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840.

Photo caption: Pictured Anna Valenti-Krolikowski, owner of Baskin-Robbins.


June 3, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 – $10
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New Canaaan Historical Society
13 Oenoke Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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(203) 966-1776


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