In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Town of New Canaan's acquisition of 300 acres from former resident Ruth Lapham Lloyd, the New Canaan Historical Society is proud to announce Waveny Now and Then.
This lovely park in New Cannan's centerpiece is "the castle" built in 1912 built by William Tubby and that is surrounded by 300 unspoiled acres of land that was landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The house was built for Lewis Lapham, one of the founders of Texaco who spent many summers here with his family. The family gave the Town of New Canaan most of the estate land and sold the estate to the town in 1967.
The house was used for exterior shots for the fictional 'Cortlandt Manor' on the soap opera, All My Children for many years; exteriors of the estate were also used in the 2004 remake film, The Stepford Wives.
This art exhibit features drawings, paintings, photographs and sculpture of work inspired by and/or created in Waveny Park. Mark Markiewicz, Torrance York, Antonia Betancourt, Dmitri Wright, Audrey Klotz, Drew Klotz and Jeanna Shepard will have work on display. The art will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Historical Society. The show will run through December 22.