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Young Architects Join the Builder’s Challenge

September 9, 2020 - September 26, 2020

Local kids are invited to participate in a Builder’s Challenge to help celebrate October4design – the month-long celebration of New Canaan’s architecture, art, community and design – spearheaded by the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. Families can create a structure in their favorite New Canaan architectural style. Their flights of imagination will be displayed in the windows of local stores throughout the month of October.

“In celebrating October4design, we are excited to see how New Canaan’s architectural treasures are interpreted by the youngest builders,” said Nancy Geary, Executive Director of the NCM&HS. “Inspiration can come from the flat roof of the mid-century moderns or the Victorian detailing of the Rogers Studio or Vine Cottage, or a neighbor’s home.”

Structures should be built of interlocking blocks, such as Lego or Mega Bloks bricks. There are 54 baseplates to get you started on a first-come, first-served basis – one per family please! (Don’t worry, you can retrieve your child’s creation at the end of the exhibit!) If your child does not have access to such building materials, please contact the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and a kit can be provided.

The first annual Builder’s Challenge is possible thanks to the generous support of the Rotary Club of New Canaan.

The Builder’s Challenge sign up (and free baseplates) will be available at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society beginning September 9th located at 13 Oenoke Ridge Road weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The houses will be on display in store windows throughout town during the month of October.

For additional information, contact the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society at 203-996-1776 ext. 2.


September 9, 2020
September 26, 2020
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