In April, 1777, war came to Wilton.
Since the town’s earliest colonial days, African Americans have accounted for only a small percentage of Wilton’s population.
It takes a rare combination of natural talent, hard work, and a little bit of luck to go from singing as a hobby to becoming an international star in just a few short years, especially at the age of 41.
History is Here: Episode 13, Created in Compromise: A History of the Electoral College & Interview with an Elector
The use of the Electoral College to elect the President of the United States seems to spark controversy every four years.
Given that the ongoing pandemic is highlighting the extraordinary work of healthcare professionals, the Society’s Associate Curator Nick Foster thought he might look at some of Wilton’s historical medical workers in this episode of History is Here.
The history of slavery in the United States has long been seen as a conflict between North and South, but the true story is much more complicated.
On this episode of History is Here, Associate Curator Nick Foster takes you on a brief tour of one of the Society’s newest exhibitions, Wilton: Siwanog Tribe, English Parish, American Town.
The former President of the Society’s Board of Trustees, the late Walter Smith was an expert on all things antique tools.
It’s unfortunate movie theaters no longer play newsreels before films, but that’s not gonna stop Associate Curator Nick Foster from trying to bring them back.
Schooling in Wilton hasn’t always been a model student.