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Glass House Invites New Canaan Residents For Free Visit

The Glass House in New Canaan has been an historic site for eight years.
The Glass House in New Canaan has been an historic site for eight years. Photo Credit: Stacy Bass, The Glass House

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The Glass House will host its third annual Community Day on May 7 with free tour tickets available for New Canaan residents.

Community Day launches the 2014 Glass House tour season, marking its eighth year as a public historic site. Advance reservations are required and may be made through the Glass House website.

Visit and use code NC2014 to secure complimentary tickets for the event.

Glass House Community Day is sponsored by Bankwell.

Also, Glass House Director Henry Urbach will give a talk at the New Canaan Library at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6. 

The talk will be on "The Glass House, Reconsidered." There will be a question-and-answer session at the conclusion of the talk, followed by a reception.

The event will take place in the New Canaan Library's Adrian Lamb Room. Admission is free and registration is required via or by calling 203-594-5000. The library is at 151 Main St. 

The Glass House is also offering after school tours for budding young architects and art lovers. Those tours are for children only, ages 9 to 13 (Grades 5 to 8) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on May 5, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16. Call 203-594-9884 for more information. 

The Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust Historic Site, offers its 49-acre campus as a catalyst for the preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art; and as a canvas for inspiration and experimentation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson (1906-2005) and David Whitney (1939-2005). The house is at 199 Elm St. Call 203-594-9884 or visit its website for more information. 

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