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Wilton Historical Society

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March 2019

Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War 1776-2006

March 15 - September 14
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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Opening on March 15, Bullets, Bonds, and Butter:  Wilton Responds to War, 1776-2006, the new exhibition at the Wilton Historical Society, commemorates the contributions of both the soldiers and the townsfolk who answered the call of war. While troops fought on the front lines, Wilton residents of all ages back at home were engaged in supporting the war effort in ways both large and small. Rationing, writing letters to the troops, knitting socks and making bandages, buying war bonds, manufacturing…

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June 2019

Booked for Lunch: Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen

June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT
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Free

The Wilton Historical Society hosts a reading group that focuses on books with a historical bent. The book to be discussed on Thursday, June 20 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. is Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement by Sally McMillen. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Woman’s Rights Movement, McMillen unpacks, for the first time, the full significance of the revolutionary convention that changed the course of women’s history. The book covers 50 years of women’s…

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Walking Tour of Historic Hillside Cemetery With Wilton Historian Bob Russell

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hillside Cemetery, 165 Ridgefield Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Free

Meet Wilton historian Bob Russell as he leads a tour of Hillside Cemetery. This 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 back to the 1800s. The tour is co-sponsored by the Wilton Congregational Church and the Wilton Historical Society. Meet at the cemetery flagpole at 10:30 a.m.. Open to all.

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