The Wilton Historical Society is offering two workshops for kids on the weekend of Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 16) to honor the ideals of the slain American civil rights leader.
In addition, on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 16, is also the last day of the Historical Society’s annual Train Show, which will be open 12-4 p.m..
Seeds of Diversity Workshop for Kids–Saturday, Jan. 14 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
A simple project can demonstrate the beauty of diversity!
Martin Luther King’s dream was to see people of all countries, races, and religions living together in harmony. On Saturday, Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., kids will explore his dream during a workshop at the Wilton Historical Society. Museum educator Lola Chen will talk about Dr. King’s ideals as the children plant seeds of different shapes, sizes, and colors, which will soon sprout side by side. The kids will be taking home their planters and watching the seeds grow. Once the plants are large enough, they can be transplanted into a pot and later to the garden. Includes a snack, which the children will make themselves, Birds of Pizza.
The cost to attend for Wilton Historical Society Members is $10 per child, with a maximum of $25 per family; non-member cost is $15 per child, and a maximum $35 per family. Register via email or by calling 203.762.7257.
Martin Luther King Day–Hands of Friendship Drop-in Workshop for Kids, 1-3 p.m.
On the last day of the Great Trains Holiday Exhibition (open 12-4 p.m.), children can drop in for the Hands of Friendship workshop, which demonstrates that people of all colors are part of one family. They will be creating outstretched hands, representing diversity in the world, at the Wilton Historical Society on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16 from 1-3 p.m.. And everyone can enjoy a slice of cake as we say farewell to the train show!
Admission to Great Trains Holiday Exhibit is free for all children and Wilton Historical Society members, and $10 per adult non-member.
The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Rd..