224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

203.762.7257

Hours: Tues - Sat 10-4

www.wiltonhistorical.org

Join us for the Third Annual

Election Day Scavenger Hunt!

A great family activity!

 

Kids will search the Society’s historic 18th and 19th century buildings with clues in hand, peering into corners, lofts, nooks and crannies of historic houses and barns as the scavenger hunt proceeds. Prizes will be awarded! Delicious and historic Election Day Cake and cider will be served.

 

Open to everyone . . . Ages 8 and up please

 

$5 per member family, $10 per non-member family

 

Please register by email education@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

 

Join us for the Third Annual Election Day Scavenger Hunt!

Did you know?

 

Election Day Cake Was a Hartford Tradition!

 

Unlike today, in the 18th and 19th centuries, Election Day met with great celebration. Voters came to major cities like Hartford to cast their ballots and then stayed to socialize and celebrate their democratic freedoms. Often, city residents hosted elaborate banquets where the dessert course consisted of coffee, hot cider, and a generous portion of Election Cake. Election Cake is a cross between bread and cake. Full of fruits and nuts, this rich dessert became a staple of Election Day celebrations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit Opening Day,

with special guest appearance by Tom Hooker Hanford

 

Show Open- Friday, November 28, 12:00-4:00

 

Tom Hooker Hanford- 1:00-2:00

 

Click here for more information about Tom Hooker Hanford...

 

Click here for the full Great Trains Holiday Exhibit schedule...


A Christmas Carol, Performed by Gerald Charles Dickens

 

Sunday, November 30, 2:00 & 4:00

 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets...

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