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Ambler Trust Awards Historical Society Grant to Research Wilton’s Black History

The Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust is helping the Wilton Historical Society explore what might turn out to be a painful part of...

A Talk by Dr. Julie Hughes–”Caring for the Vote: Mothers and Suffragists in Wilton, CT”

A Talk by Dr. Julie Hughes on Zoom Hannah Ambler and Grace Schenck’s last names may be well known in...

COMMENTARY: Slavery–America’s History, Wilton’s Story

Slavery. Yes, even here, in Wilton. In this time of reckoning over the legacy of slavery and racial inequality, it is...

Examining Wilton’s History: Racial Inequality, Justice, and Activism–Part 2: Civil Rights, Jazz and Pioneers

America is erupting into discussion, protests, and action in response to racism, police brutality, and injustice nationwide. Our action...

Walking Tour of Historic Hillside Cemetery with Wilton Historian Bob Russell

The popular tour of Hillside Cemetery in Wilton returns, with new additions! On Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m.-12...

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

From 1860-1889, an unofficial Wilton resident, the mysterious and silent "Old Leatherman," would pass through town every 34 days...

Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse Open House

Step back in time more than 100 years and glimpse a piece of Wilton history this Sunday, Sept. 22,...

After ‘Mad Scramble’ to Replace Hurlbutt St. Schoolhouse Roof, Group Now Trying to Raise $$

The small group of Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse volunteers dedicated to protecting an invaluable piece of Wilton's history recently had...

Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids at the Wilton Historical Society This Month: Corn! From Muffins to Johnny Cakes

According to A Taste of History by Joyce White, “The native American grain corn, also known as maize or...

Wilton Historical Society Colonial Cookery and Customs Workshop for Kids: Welsh Rabbit and Molasses Bread

Welsh Rabbit (sometimes called Welsh Rarebit) is a dish consisting of a savory sauce of melted cheese and various...

Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids at the Wilton Historical Society

This Month:  Cranberry Tarts Colonial Americans found native cranberries similar in flavor to the lingonberries with which they had been...

Tinsmithing Workshop for Kids

According to the folks at Colonial Williamsburg, “The trade of tinsmithing could be learned in one of two ways....