Category: Did You Know?
Today is Juneteenth
The red, white, and blue Juneteenth flag commemorates the end of slavery in the U.
Did You Know: Shad, the Porcupine of Fish?
The species name of the American shad, Connecticut’s state fish, is sapidissima, meaning “delicious.
How Sweet It Is!
The Wilton Historical Society is delighted that the “Best Whimsical Design” at the Wilton Library ‘s How Sweet It Is contest went to the “Railroad Station” which also won Community Pick.
Did You Know? Your 4th of July Pinwheel is Actually a Whirligig
“English-speakers, and particularly children, began spinning whirligigs as early as the 15th century.
A man and his dog . . . for George Washington, it was his beloved war-horse, Nelson.
“Thomas Jefferson once referred to George Washington as “the best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback.
Thomas Jefferson and the Mammoth Cheese
American presidents are traditionally associated with Air Force One, the State of the Union, “Hail to the Chief,” and the West Wing.
The original Yankee Doodle was a local boy . . .
Happy 4th of July! Did you know? Most Americans are familiar with the Yankee Doodle tune, and can recite some of its familiar verses, but few are aware that the song was originally adopted in this country during the French and Indian War in 1755.
240 Years Ago Today, April 28, 1777, the British Marched South through Wilton after Tryon’s Raid on Danbury and the Battle of Ridgefield
Find out where they stopped, and what happened! On April 27, 1777, approximately 1800 troops under the command of British General William Tryon marched towards Compo Beach after they burned houses and destroyed twenty-two storehouses of supplies, including 1,690 hard-to-replace tents, in Danbury.
March 12, 1888: The Great White Hurricane struck the northeastern U.S.
The storm lasted 36 hours with snowfall totaling over 40 inches in New York City.
President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms are at the heart of what it means to be an American
Their dignity and essential humanity cry out to be held dear in these troubled times.