224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

203-762-7257

Hours: Tue-Sat 10-4
www.wiltonhistorical.org

Current Exhibit: 
Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers

 

On view through October 15, Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers showcases the work of contemporary basket makers Jonathan Kline, Stephen Zeh, Lois Russell, Kari Lonning, and Marion Hildebrandt and contrasts them with historic baskets from the Society’s permanent collection.  The work of these artists is grounded in the use of natural materials, including brown ash, black ash, hickory, willow and reed. Contemporary Nantucket baskets will be shown as well.


                               Click here for more information

 
Booked For Lunch

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas 

Friday, September 23 

12:30 - 2:00

 

Please join us for our next "Booked for Lunch" history book club! We will be discussing "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams"  

 

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an "Editor's Choice" book. Author Louisa Thomas will join the conversation via Skype! Bring a brown bag lunch, we provide a beverage and dessert.

 

Please RSVP to info@wiltonhistorical.org

 or call (203) 762-7257



Help Burn the Cannon Corner Mortgage!

Help the Society retire its remaining mortgage on the historic Cannon Corner property!

 

Located by the Cannondale Historic District, at the corner of Olmstead Hill Road and Route 7,  the small complex is a shining example of the beauties of preservation and adaptive reuse.  A 19th –century barn, blacksmith shop and run-down garage have been renovated and repurposed. Wilton is enhanced with an attractive and thriving mixed use site which accommodates an antiques shop, woodworking business, office suite and residential apartment.  

 

All contributions will be recognized on a plaque to be placed in the foyer of the Betts House at the Society’s Museum Complex .  Thank you for supporting our mission to preserve Wilton’s architectural heritage.


Click below to donate!

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Hours

Tuesday-Saturday
from 10:00 to 4:00  

Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making

By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist

Luncheon and Q & A to follow

Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making

By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist

Luncheon and Q & A to follow

Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making 
By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist
Luncheon and Q & A to follow
Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society
Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making 
By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist
Luncheon and Q & A to follow
Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

Fabric Stenciling Workshop for Kids --


Making cotton flour sack dishtowels


Saturday, October 1


    11:00 – 12:30 at the Wilton Historical Society


Making use of plentiful, beautiful fall leaves, the Wilton Historical Society is offering a stencil workshop for children ages 6 – 12 on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00 – 12:30.  The children will use fabric paint, a brayer and fall leaves to stencil autumnal patterns on cotton dishtowels made of flour sack cloth.  While they are busy with their paints and leaves, they will learn about how thrifty New England families were the original recyclers, re-using feedsacks and flour sacks for everything from dishrags to dresses. Kids help make their snack – cookies in the shape of leaves.


Wilton Historical Society Members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family.  


Please register:

info@wiltonhistorical.org 

or call 203-762-7257.  




Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids 


This Month: 

Apple Tansey with 

Fairy Butter


Saturday, September 24    11:00 – 12:30 at the 

Wilton Historical Society