Weekend Workshop: Maple Sugaring

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

Maple sugaring was practiced by Indigenous North Americans long before the arrival of European colonists. While some modern tools and methods have been added over the years, the process of tapping maple trees and boiling the sap into syrup has remained largely unchanged. Today, maple syrup is a staple product produced in the Northeast United […]

$10 – $15

Weekend Workshop: Paper Making

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

Paper was not always the cheap and universal product that it is today. Before the Renaissance, paper in Europe was handmade by specialized artisans and was costly compared to cheaper alternatives like parchment. The craft of handmade paper survives today as a hobby and an art form using traditional paper making materials such as hemp, […]

$10 – $15

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America – Dr. Aimee Loiselle

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

US Women Demand Equity: From Voting Rights to Work Conditions – Dr. Aimee Loiselle, Central Connecticut State University. In the 16th year of collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series entitled “A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America” will focus on how women from different backgrounds and regions […]

Weekend Workshops: Basket Weaving

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

Baskets have been created across the world as both a useful tool and a decorative art for thousands of years. In Wilton, both Indigenous peoples and colonial settlers used baskets large and small for all sorts of purposes, including drying herbs, carrying crops, and as long-term storage containers. Even into the 20th century, baskets were […]

$10 – $15

WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America – Dr. Kelly Marino

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

The Long Road Toward LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality in the United States – Dr. Kelly Marino, Sacred Heart University. In the 16th year of collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series entitled “A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America” will focus on the history of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States […]

FREE

A Night of Queer History

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

Lighthouse, Wilton Pride and Wilton Historical Society present a night of Queer history at Wilton Historical Society! Come to Wilton Historical Society on Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to learn about Queer history broadly through a fun game of Jeopardy and Queer history locally from lifetime Wiltonian and CT marriage equality […]

FREE

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop for Adults and Kids

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

You are invited to the Wilton Historical Society on Sunday, April 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to learn the colorful and venerable craft of decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style, known as pysanky. Expert egg decorator, Susan Clark, will lead this workshop for adults and children. The ancient craft uses symbols and motifs […]

$30 – $40

Weekend Workshop: Mercury Glass Votives

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

Dating back to the mid-1800’s, mercury glass was originally created as a replacement for sterling silver, yet actually contains neither silver nor mercury. As traditionally practiced, the process of blowing mercury glasses utilized a double-walled technique which involved pouring silvering solution in between two glass layers. Mercury glass remains a popular material for Christmas ornaments […]

$10 – $15

Colonial Tavern Night

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

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 […]

$45 – $55

Mother’s Day Sip N’ Shop Event Hosted by the Betts Store at the Wilton Historical Society

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

“Let’s Celebrate YOU: A Mother’s Day Sip N’ Shop Event” Hosted by the Betts Store at the Wilton Historical Society Sip and Shop with us at the Wilton Historical Society’s Betts Store on Friday May 12, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. With specials and discounts on some of your favorite “Made in America” items, as […]

Weekend Workshop – Mother’s Day

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

The Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Mother’s Day program on Saturday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will discuss the history of Mother’s Day while participants assemble their own tea cups with chocolate shavings and confectionery flowers. The teacup gift making activity will be followed by […]

$10 – $15

Exhibitions Reception at Wilton Historical Society

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT

On Friday, May 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Wilton Historical Society will hold a reception to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions. Commitment to Community: The Lives of Laurent Clerc and Francis Clerc Ogden is developed in partnership with the American School for the Deaf, and explores the lives of two […]

Free