America’s History, Wilton’s Story

Our Mission

Shining a light on the making and meaning of history through Wilton’s stories and historic preservation.

Our Vision

A collaborative organization that is fiscally sound, with an engaged board and membership, inspiring architectural preservation and historical literacy.

With a commitment to making Wilton’s past relevant to the community and to visitors, the Wilton Historical Society, founded in 1938, offers a broad variety of insightful exhibits, programs and special events presented with historical accuracy and depth.

  • A museum where history comes alive through 12 period rooms
  • Special collections, including toys, tools and trains, which are of interest to a broad audience
  • Renowned, nationally recognized annual events such as the American Artisan Show and the Fall Antiques Market
  • A variety of programs for children, adults, and families that skillfully blend education and entertainment
  • Curriculum-appropriate historical education for Wilton’s students
  • Preservation of 17 historical buildings which are typical of a New England rural community