Calling all members–or anyone thinking of becoming a member–of the Wilton Historical Society. The WHS is holding its annual meeting and inviting all to an old-fashioned potluck dinner on Thursday, June 25, for the occasion.

New this year, at 5:30-6:30 p.m. there will be cocktails, appetizers and a gallery walk through the current exhibitions with quilt artist Denyse Schmidt and hooked rug artist June Myles. At 6:30 p.m. the annual meeting will begin with the annual election of WHS officers and trustees, dinner and a guest speaker Nick Torres, who will give a talk entitled, “Reflections of Self:  How an Empathetic Approach to Teaching History Enriches Students.”

Nick Torres is a 30-year-old history/social studies teacher at Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Aero/Hydrospace Magnet High School in Bridgeport. He was recently named a winner of the Theodore and Margaret Beard Excellence in Teaching Award, given to recognize and reward teachers who exemplify professional excellence, a commitment to teaching and an ability to inspire learning among students, communities and colleagues. Each year, up to two Bridgeport educators are recognized with the award, receiving an unrestricted cash award of $25,000, among the largest awards of its kind in the country.

The Historical Society will provide refreshments and dessert; attendees are asked to bring a favorite appetizer, main dish or salad to share.

The meeting will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Wilton Historical Society, at 224 Danbury Rd..

Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by June 22 to Amy Fallas-Kerr via email or by calling 203.762.7257.