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Annual Events


Since its inception in 2008, the Wilton Historical Society and the Wilton Library have collaborated to bring to life an annual lecture that delves into unique historical events or topics. Brilliant scholars gather to provide a fascinating, thorough lecture about the extraordinary theme chosen for the year. Each lecture is followed by a question-and-answer fueled discussion and a reception. This event that energizes the mind and explores the importance of continually examining history is made possible by generous sponsors. 

Click here to learn more about the series and the lectures that have been conducted in the past. 


The Great Wilton Pumpkin Fest returns this fall on Saturday, October 15th! It’s fun for all ages as with all things pumpkin! Play fall themed lawn games such as cornhole and pumpkin tic-tac-toe, or join costumed colonial docents as they cook over an open hearth, weave and spin flax, or hammer away in the blacksmith’s forge, all while munching on complimentary cider and donuts.

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Perhaps the Wilton Historical Society’s most revered tradition is the Great Trains Holiday Show. The very essence of holiday spirit is entwined through a miniature reconstruction of Colonial Wilton. The gorgeous models give a glimpse into Wilton’s past through the 18th and 19th century buildings that have been delightfully decorated and interwoven with model trains. Children and adults alike can enjoy the tiny towns, tunnels, little people, and animals connected by traveling trains. This event is equal parts enchanting and informative. 

To learn more about the Great Trains Holiday Show, click here.


Wilton Historical Society continues to offer rotating exhibits for visitors’ on a Spring to Autumn schedule. Past exhibitions have explored Wilton’s 19th and 20th century fashion, informed about the history of slavery and emancipation in the town, and honored local legends, such as Dave Brubeck. 

Click here to learn more about this summer’s exhibit, Lives and Landscapes: Art from the Permanent Collection of the Wilton Historical Society.