National register, state register, local historic district, historic resource inventories, local ordinances, tax credits, design review – what are the basics of historic preservation? With so much discussion about Wilton’s historic architecture and landscapes, here is an ideal way to learn about historic preservation. Greg Farmer, a Circuit Rider with the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will present “Historic Preservation 101” on Thursday, September 13 from 12:30 – 1:30. The Connecticut Circuit Riders are field officers trained to bring preservation resources to local groups. A light lunch is included.
This is the first in a series of three programs focused on historic preservation which will be presented by the Wilton Historical Society this fall. The second program, on Saturday, September 29, 3:00 – 4:30 will present the findings of architectural historians Stacey Vairo and Lucas Karmazinas as they studied Wilton’s historic homes, mostly from 1920-1940, followed by a reception. The final program is “How I Researched My Historic Wilton Home” by Kelly Morron, to be offered on Thursday, October 11, 12:30 – 1:30, with light lunch.
The Connecticut Circuit Riders program is generously funded by the State Historic Preservation Office, DECD, through the Community Investment Act. Circuit Riders work with many statewide and national preservation organizations to provide the widest range of tools to individuals and communities across Connecticut through investigative visits, consultations and meetings.
Wilton Historical Society Members free, non-Members, $10 per person. Please register for Historic Preservation 101: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-7257.