224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

203-762-7257

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

Current Exhibitions

 

 

Denyse Schmidt: In The Making

Historic Inspirations | New Quilts

Photo by Takeshi Sergel

 

The Wilton Historical Society is honored to be showing the work of critically acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt. Her creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs – contemporary, functional textile art with deep historic roots.

 

For more information and to see more of Denyse's work, click here...

One Loop At A Time:

June Myles' Hooked Art

June Myles' hooked artwork engages the viewer with humor and a style that finds its origins in folk art. Alive with color, texture and movement the pieces display her sophisticated use of color, love of language and virtuoso needle skills. Her work has been exhibited widely across Connecticut and in Maine and West Virginia.

 

For more information and to see more of June's work, click here...

Both Exhibitions will run through October 3, 2015

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Please note...

 

The week of May 11 - 15, we will be welcoming 400 fourth graders to our annual Young Yankees program, and will not be offering tours.

 

We will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend.

 

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Coming This Spring...

 

 

  • Saturdays, May 2, 9, 30

       Christine Dartley Memorial Fund Program

        Free Embroidery Lessons for all Ages

 

  • Week of May 11

        Young Yankees 4th Grade Program 

 

  • Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 31

        The Great Letterboxing History Hunt

 

 
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Highlight from the

Permanent Collection

Henry Grinnell Thomson, 1850 - 1939

Lambert House, Wilton, c. 1905

Oil on canvas

Permanent collection, 2003.5

 

Henry Grinnell Thomson was a private student of the preeminent artist of the day, William Merritt Chase, and exhibited at the National Academy of Design. In 1885, at age 35, Thomson moved to pastoral Wilton, and it was here that his style evolved to an Impressionist approach.  Other Connecticut residents were practicing Impressionist techniques, including Thomson's neighbors, J. Alden Weir and Willard Metcalf. Thomson subsequently became part of a group of artists who worked in Wilton and Norwalk, known as the Silvermine Guild, and exhibited with the Society of Independent Artists.

Lambert House was previously owned by descendants

of the Lambert family.

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Connecticut:

50 Years / 50 Stories

is an online exhibition organized by the

Connecticut Historical Society.

The objects collected there tell the story of

Connecticut's evolution.

 

We submitted this

1860 Goose Wing Hewing Axe