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Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society

About the Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society:


Some big news here!

For several years, we've provided the Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society with some web space here at Between the Lakes Group.  Well, we are delighted to announce that this worthy organization has taken the plunge and has a new website all their own!!

It's still a work in progress, but you can visit it now right here:



The Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society is an educational non-profit organization committed to the preservation of the architectural heritage of the towns of Canaan and North Canaan.

The Society collects and preserves:

  • Old Records and Artifacts
  • Photographs
  • Costumes
  • Domestic and Farm Tools
  • Family and Business Records
  • Furniture
  • Paintings
  • Maps
  • Manuscripts
  • Books

The Museum and Office are now open Saturdays from 10 AM to 1 PM

We invite you to join this worthwhile organization.  New members and volunteers are always welcome.  Membership fees are as follows:

  • Individual -- $15
  • Family -- $25
  • Friends of the Society -- $100 and up
  • Business -- $50

Please Membership form for Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society to go to a convenient membership application!

The museum is located at 44 Railroad Street, Falls Village, CT 06031.  The mailing address is P.O. Box 206, Falls Village, CT  06031. 


The phone number is (860)824-8226.

The Society maintains: Beebe Hill School, South Canaan Meeting House, and the Museum

Additional notable historic places in the two Towns (on the National Register of Historic Places):

  • Lawrence Tavern, North Canaan
  • Beckley Furnace, in East Canaan. Lots of photos on that site.
  • North Canaan Union Station 

While you're at it, be sure to visit the new website of the Town of Canaan (where Falls Village is located).  Website of the Town of Canaan (Falls Village) to go to www.canaanfallsvillage.org!!

Calendar of the Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society:

"Tuesdays at Six" 2012

The Falls Village - Canaan Historical Society presents (tentative):

June 19 Who Were Those Men of Iron? Friends of Beckley Furnace
June 26 The Future of the News Sandy Padwe
July 3 Handed Down in Song: New England History as Revealed by the Helen Hartness Flanders Music Collection at Middlebury College Walter Woodward
July 10 American to the Backbone: a Biography of James W. C. Pennington, pre-Civil War Abolition Leader Christopher L. Webber
July 17 The Importance of Historic Preservation Lou Bucceri
July 24 After Atlanta:  Sherman and Hood; One to the Sea, One to Destruction Thomas Key
July 31 Diving Into History Donald Mayland
August 7 Love, Sex & Marriage in 19th Century America Kathryn Boughton
August 14 Fashioning the Young Republic - Fabrics for Dress & Interiors, 1790 - 1830 Titi Halle
  Free Admission and open to the public -- 6 - 7 p.m. -- South Canaan Meeting House (Junction of Route 7 and Route 63 at Falls Village, CT)


Interesting Links about our area:

Friends of the Beckley FurnaceClick here to visit the Friends of Beckley Furnace pages

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Click here to visit the website of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area


Between the Lakes Group is pleased to provide this page for the use and support of the Canaan - Falls Village Historical Society and its programs.


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