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September 2019

“In Search of the Old Leatherman”–A Talk by Nicholas Bellantoni

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$10

From 1860-1889, an unofficial Wilton resident, the mysterious and silent "Old Leatherman," would pass through town every 34 days on his regular route from east to west, sleeping in caves and eating food that local residents set out for him. Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, emeritus state archaeologist, will present an illustrated talk, “In Search of the Old Leatherman,” in which he will discuss the history of this unique individual, describe some of the caves he occupied and the archaeology done at…

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October 2019

Walking Tour of Historic Hillside Cemetery with Wilton Historian Bob Russell

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillside Cemetery, 165 Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

The popular tour of Hillside Cemetery in Wilton returns, with new additions! On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., spend an hour with historian Bob Russell, as he shares his extensive knowledge about the many remarkable citizens who have found their final resting place there. The hour-long guided walk includes a brief history of the historic cemetery and the notable people buried there, including Revolutionary and Civil War veterans plus familiar names such as Olmstead, Middlebrook and Comstock, dating…

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Things That Go Bump in the Night . . . Wilton Historical Society’s Ghost Night

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$15 – $50

When night settles on creaky old buildings during the scariest time of the year, you never know what you may bump into . . . ! This spooky evening hosted by the Wilton Historical Society for kids ages 8-12 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m.. During a candlelight walk through the dimly lit period rooms, and up and down groaning stairs of the 1740 Betts House and the 1772 Fitch House, kids will hear stories of…

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