Historic Preservation Award – Inaugural Presentation


A. Robert “Bob” Faesy to Receive

The Julian A. Gregory Sr. Award for Historic Preservation

Inaugural Presentation

A. Robert “Bob” Faesy Photo Credit: Pam Rouleau

On Saturday, May 14, A. Robert “Bob” Faesy will receive the inaugural Julian A. Gregory Sr. Award for Historic Preservation at a reception from 5:00 – 7:00 in Wilton. Join us as we honor Bob with well-deserved recognition and appreciation at this festive fundraising event. Members and friends are welcome to attend and may request an invitation or purchase a ticket below.

Given by the Wilton Historical Society, this new award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of historic places in Wilton and/or recognizes an individual who inspires others by their commitment, leadership and vision for helping instill a historic preservation ethic in others. The first recipient selected for the award is A. Robert “Bob” Faesy, long-time Wilton resident, architect and preservationist.

Now an Emeritus Trustee, Bob’s vision and dedication to historic preservation helped create the Wilton Historical Society’s Museum Complex, Lambert Corner, and Cannon Corner. For decades, he has been a strong advocate for adaptive reuse and protecting Wilton’s historic landscape.

The award is named for Julian A. Gregory, Sr. (1874 – 1939) who was elected the first President of the Wilton Historical Society, and served from 1938-1939. The Wilton Historical Society was formed in 1938, prompted by distress over the proposed demolition of an historic barn. According to Bob Russell’s book “Wilton: Three Centuries of People, Places and Progress”, a group of citizens were: “Concerned specifically about the imminent removal of the horse sheds behind the Congregational Church, and generally about the changing character of Wilton” and shortly thereafter founded the Society.

Proceeds from this event will support the ongoing education and historic preservation mission of the Wilton Historical Society

To request a mailed invitation, please contact: info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

Tickets can be purchased by filling out the form below: