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Colonial Tavern Night
April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$45 – $55
Taverns and inns were an integral part of 18th century Wilton, serving as restaurants, bars, rest stops for weary travelers, and community centers. These businesses were so vital that for a time, Connecticut colonial law required several towns to have at least one tavern open. On April 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Wilton Historical Society will celebrate and acknowledge these important historic places by hosting its own tavern at the museum!
Just like Wilton’s colonial residents, guests can help themselves to delicious food and drink, try their hand at some colonial tabletop games like Shut the Box and Nine Men’s Morris, listen to traditional folk music, and explore part of the Society’s c. 1772 Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House, which operated as a tavern throughout the American Revolution and was nearly burned to the ground by the British 246 years to the day of this event. Guests can also participate in a themed tavern trivia contest and test their knowledge of the 1700’s with a chance to win some reproduction Colonial drinkware.
Ticket includes open bar of beer and wine with beer provided by Redding Beer Company and food courtesy of Jeff’s BBQ. Hard cider samples will be provided by Farah Masani and Shawn Frend of Wilton Cider House.
This event is for adults 21+ and is generously sponsored by WildBloom Skincare. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit the Wilton Historical Society’s website.