The former President of the Society’s Board of Trustees, the late Walter Smith was an expert on all things antique tools. Join him as he explores the collection of tools he donated to the Society inside the 1860’s Abbott Barn.
It’s unfortunate movie theaters no longer play newsreels before films, but that’s not gonna stop Associate Curator Nick Foster from trying them back. Join him as he explores some headlines from history related to some of Wilton’s most unusual weather events.
Schooling in Wilton hasn’t always been a model student. From the earliest one room schoolhouses to today, educating Wilton’s students has taken many forms.
Join Associate Curator Nick Foster as he attempts to teach you about the history of Wilton schools.
The Old Leatherman was one of the most mysterious men to ever pass through Wilton. A man with no name and no backstory, he spent three decades traveling through Wilton every 34 days. The legend of the Leatherman still puzzles scholars to this day. Join Associate Curator Nick Foster as he explores the life of this intriguing figure.
Did you know jazz legend Dave Brubeck called Wilton home for 50 years? In this week’s History is Here, join Associate Curator Nick Foster as looks at the legacy of Dave Brubeck using the Society’s 2020 exhibition, “Remembering Dave: A Brubeck Family Album”
There’s a lot of commonly held beliefs about the past, some of which are not true at all. In this episode of History is Here, Associate Curator Nick Foster examines some of these myths to parse out fact from fiction.
The Wilton Farmers were a baseball team that called Wilton home for 50 years. Watch Associate Curator Nick Foster tell the history of the team and learn about why cows could be hazardous to outfielders.