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History is Here Wilton Scavenger Hunt
October 17 - October 22
One event on October 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm
One event on October 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Get to know your town at the History is Here Wilton Scavenger Hunt!
Presented by the Wilton Historical Society Oct. 16-23
Brand new to town? A resident for 50 years? No matter, you will be amazed at what you don’t know about Wilton’s history!
The History is Here Wilton Scavenger Hunt will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 16. Come to the Wilton Historical Society’s Great Wilton Pumpkin Fest between 2-4 p.m. to register, pick up your Scavenger Hunt Kit, and set out to follow the clues to a dozen places around town. This is a great opportunity for family fun, to get outside, to explore Wilton and maybe even to win a prize!
As you follow the clues, the History Is Here Wilton Scavenger Hunt will take you north, south, east, west and in between as you discover places with a surprising past. Learn about war heroes, sports history, suffrage, a sensational murder, and life in Wilton long ago. Follow the map (can your kids read a map?) to each location. Use your powers of observation to find and scan the QR code there — you will be rewarded with a short video with clues, historical photos and a fascinating nugget of information about what happened at the very spot where you are standing. Put stickers on the map to mark the places you have found. Do it all in one day, or over the course of a week. Return to the Wilton Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3-4 p.m. for doughnuts and cider to celebrate all you have learned. There you can find out if you have won any of the amazing prizes that all registered participants have a chance at winning.
At the Great Wilton Pumpkin Fest, on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 2-4 p.m., there will be pumpkins and mums for purchase, cider and doughnuts, blacksmith demonstrations, lawn games for kids, pumpkin decorating and much more!
There is no cost for Wilton Historical Society members; the cost for non-member families is $25.