New Canaan Now & Then: Main Street, 1987

Pictured here is Main Street from 1987. The Town Sign, which still hangs in front of Town Hall, is one of 18 forged by Clifton Meek at the Silvermine Forge in 1936. Rosen Bros. was a grocery store located at 80 Main Street that opened in 1930 and closed in 1986. The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society has a pair of art deco light fixtures that once hung in the market, each made from a single piece of glass, along with an early GE Mazda light bulb. These items are three of the thousands of objects and documents kept in the Museum’s climate controlled vault.

[Editor: This is the debut installment of “New Canaan Now & Then,” a new standing feature presented in partnership with the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.]

New Canaan Museum & Historical Society, Announce Partnership

MONDAY, Jan. 10—The New Canaan Museum & Historical Society (NCM&HS) and today announced a new partnership whereby the local news outlet becomes an official media sponsor of the nonprofit organization. Under the partnership, NCM&HS programs, events and exhibits will be spotlighted in the New Canaanite’s calendar, newsletter and popular “Did You Hear…?” standing feature, as well as through ads. The news site will be listed as a media sponsor of the same events, and also will launch a photography-centered standing feature in partnership with NCM&HS.