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Janet Lindstrom

Community Advisor

A longtime resident of New Canaan, Janet Lindstrom has served as executive director of the New Canaan Historical Society since 1985. She graduated from Penn State and has a master's degree from Columbia. A school teacher, she taught at several schools in New Canaan and was named "Woman of the Year" by the New Canaan branch of the AAUW in 2004.

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  1. Visit Gravesites In New Canaan Cemetery Halloween Tour

    Visit Gravesites In New Canaan Cemetery Halloween Tour

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Historical Society will be taking participants on a tour to the final resting place of many well-known New Canaanites.On Saturday at 1 p.m., participants will take a van from the society to the Lakeview Cemetery to visit the graves of artists, authors, military heroes and many others, which will be discovered and discussed by tour leader Patricia Funt ...

  2. Tour The Final Resting Places Of Notable New Canaan Residents

    Tour The Final Resting Places Of Notable New Canaan Residents

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Catch the spirit of Halloween and explore the resting places for a number of late great New Canaanites in a program called "Where the New Canaan Bodies Are." The program will take place Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at the New Canaan Historical Society.Based on the book "Where The Bodies Are" by local author Patricia Brooks, the event will start with a van ...

  3. Visit The Past As Little Red Schoolhouse In New Canaan Hosts Open House

    Visit The Past As Little Red Schoolhouse In New Canaan Hosts Open House

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Little Red Schoolhouse Open House will be Sept. 26 from 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.All docents at the Little Red Schoolhouse are former students, and the school has been preserved exactly as Miss. Kelly left it when it closed its doors in 1957. The Little Red Schoolhouse is at 13 Oenoke Ridge Rd.

  4. New Canaan's Historic Little Red House Opens To Public

    New Canaan's Historic Little Red House Opens To Public

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Little Red School House on Carter Street in New Canaan will be open to the public from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.It will be staffed by docents who actually attended this one-room school. Stephen Gravereaux, who currently is a member of the Society's Board of Governors, attended the school as did his brother and mother. A native New Canaanite, his family ...

  5. New Canaan Historical Society Features World War II Talk

    New Canaan Historical Society Features World War II Talk

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Historical research editor Mark Albertson will speak about the 70th anniversary of the clash between Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II at the New Canaan Historical Society's quarterly meeting on Wednesday. The event begins at 7 p.m. Albertson is a historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and the historian for the Army Aviation Association ...

  6. New Canaan Historical Society Celebrating Anniversary With Car-Themed Gala

    New Canaan Historical Society Celebrating Anniversary With Car-Themed Gala

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Historical Society will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special event dubbed "House of Cars," which will include a tour/rally of significant car collector garages followed by a gala at Collectors Car Garage in Bedford Hills, N.Y.The event will be Saturday, Sept. 12.This is a premier gathering for car folks in the tri-county area, ...

  7. New Canaan Historical Society Hosting Talk On World War II

    New Canaan Historical Society Hosting Talk On World War II

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Military historian Mark Albertson will give a talk to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II. The talk will be on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Town House, located at the New Canaan Historical Society at 13 Oenoke Ridge Road. Albertson will speak on the clash between Nazi Germany and Russia. He is a historical research editor at Army Aviation ...

  8. New Canaan Historical Society Presents Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero Film

    New Canaan Historical Society Presents Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero Film

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Historical Society will present a preview showing of a new PBS documentary highlighting the life of Fairfield County’s Pedro E. Guerrero, who became renowned as a personal photographer to Frank Lloyd Wright.“Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey” begins at 3 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge.A New Canaan ...

  9. New Canaan Historical Society Celebrating Anniversary With Car-Themed Gala

    New Canaan Historical Society Celebrating Anniversary With Car-Themed Gala

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Historical Society will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special event dubbed "House of Cars," which will include a tour/rally of  significant car collector garages followed by a gala at Collectors Car Garage in Bedford Hills, N.Y. The event will be held  Saturday, Sept. 12.  This is a premier gathering for car folks in the tri-county area, ...

  10. Kashmir Shawl Exhibit Opens At New Canaan Historical Society

    Kashmir Shawl Exhibit Opens At New Canaan Historical Society

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – A new exhibit of Kashmir shawls is on display through September at the New Canaan Historical Society's Costumes Museum. The shawls shown reflect the preferences of Americans during the Victorian Period. Included in the exhibit are shawls from the first quarter of the 19th century through the end of the century. Deborah Bede, curator of the collection, has described ...

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