Love a great party? Do you also love to get a jump on finding a one of a kind gift or a just-right accent for your home? How about enjoying both at the same time. It’s possible with the Wilton Historical Society’s annual American Artisan Show Preview Party. The festive event will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at the Society’s Museum Complex at 224 Danbury Rd..

Guests will have a chance to nosh delectable hors d’oeuvres prepared by Tim LaBant’s Schoolhouse Restaurant while getting the first opportunity to browse and buy at the show. With 40 diverse artisans from around the country, the annual American Artisan Show highlights arts, crafts and designs that have been part of fine American handwork since the 18th and 19th centuries.  Shaker-style furniture, pottery, glass, kitchen wares, Nantucket-style baskets, hand-woven scarves, quilts, rugs, floor cloths, art, tavern signs, soap, jewelry, beautifully crafted cutting boards–plus much more!

There will be a silent auction too, featuring pieces contributed by the artisans and other generous friends. “All proceeds will directly benefit the Historical Society and its efforts to preserve Wilton’s history,” says E. Bulkeley Griswold, president of the Board of Trustees of the Wilton Historical Society. The Preview Party Committee is chaired by Moira Craw, and Society trustees Meaghan Donovan and Nancy Perez.

Tickets to the Nov. 3 gala are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. To purchase tickets, visit the Historical Society’s website or call 203.762.7257.