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February 2022

Scherenschnitte Valentine’s Day Card-making Workshop for Kids

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$10 – $15

According to Quiet Valley Historical Farm in Stroudsburg, PA, “Scherenschnitte (pronounced something like Sharon-Sh-knit-a) is the German and Pennsylvania German tradition of cutting paper. Traditionally, these paper designs were done by folding the paper and cutting to make a continuous design similar to the childhood craft of creating paper snowflakes or paper dolls that hold hands.” On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Wilton Historical Society will be offering a Valentine’s Day card-making workshop for kids, featuring scherenschnitte and…

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Enslaved Black Residents and Their Descendants: Five Lives from Wilton’s Past — A Talk by Dr. Julie Hughes

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m., the Wilton Historical Society will be holding a Black History Month presentation on Zoom. Wilton's first Black residents were enslaved by many of the same families whose names now define our streets, topography, and historic buildings, including the Cannons, Lamberts, Abbotts, Beldens, Raymonds, Keelers, and Marvins. We rarely know more than a name and perhaps a baptismal date, or sometimes a sale price, for these earliest enslaved peoples. Locating even these scant records…

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Kids! Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Chocolates!

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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$15 – $20

On Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m.–12 p.m., Wilton Historical Society is again offering a very popular chocolate-making workshop for kids in grades K-8. Program participants will make something extra nice for their Valentine — delicious, professional-looking molded chocolates and a decorated box to put them in! This fun and simple one-hour session will make use of an extensive collection of small, charming chocolate molds. Hearts, flowers, a multitude of animals, stars, and even tools are just some of the shapes…

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Energy Efficiency and the Historic House: Presentation by Marena Wisniewski and Todd Levine/CT State Preservation Office (SHPO)

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Presented by the Wilton Historical Society in collaboration with Wilton Go Green on Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. It’s the age-old adage: “the greenest house is the one already built.” Historic houses are inherently sustainable, with features built in to capitalize on using and retaining energy. Historic houses can also be updated in appropriate ways to make them even more efficient, some of which you can do yourself. Join us as we share helpful tips and…

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Booked for Lunch: Free the Beaches The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Join the next Booked for Lunch Book Talk on Zoom at 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24! Looking for a great read that is engaging and informative? The Wilton Historical Society hosts a lunchtime book discussion group that focuses on history. We welcome one and all! The topic of this session will be Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Exclusive Shoreline by Andrew Kahrl This is the story of our separate…

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