2023 Spring Speaker Series | Mid-century Modern Architecture in New Canaan and the Dawn of Post-Modernism

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Fairfield Museum 2023 Spring Speaker Series


March 30, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States


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Since the 1950s, “The Harvard Five” has been the catchphrase for five architects who built over one hundred houses in New Canaan, Connecticut. Join award-winning local architect William D. Earls AIA to discover the history of the area and how New Canaan came to be the locus of the modern movement’s experimentation in materials, construction methods, space, and form.

William D. Earls, A.I.A. Architect and author of The Harvard Five in New Canaan, works on new construction and renovations of many historic buildings in Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts. In 2013, he received an Award of Merit from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation (now Preservation Connecticut) for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Gores Pavilion in New Canaan. His work has been featured in many magazines, including Westport and At Home.

About the 2023 Spring Speaker Series: Modernism in Fairfield County

Join the Fairfield Museum and History Center for the 2023 Spring Speaker Series, exploring the architectural and design history of Fairfield County in the twentieth century. Learn about the mid-century modern movement directly from architects, scholars, and historic preservation professionals.

Additional Lectures in the Series:

April 20 | Fairfield County: The Modern Context | Christopher Wigren

May 4 | Re-Imagining Religious Architecture: Fairfield County’s Modern Houses of Worship | Wes Haynes

Registration is required. $15 per talk | $35 for the series, $30 for Members