Summer Saturdays at the Wilton Historical Society

This program finished on Saturday, July 29

Summer Saturdays at the Wilton Historical Society!

Hands on Activities

Drop-in and try your hand at historically inspired crafts for kids! Visitors can practice simple embroidery
– perfect for beginner sewers – or food preservation techniques such as dried fruit garlands. A perfect
interactive experience to immerse yourself in history.

Open Hearth Cooking

Join historical educator Candiss Cowan as she demonstrates 18th century cooking techniques and recipes! Cooking over a replica outdoor firepit, Candiss will explore the actual ingredients of common colonial dishes, how those recipes were prepared, and the tools used in the process, as well as information on daily life in the 1700’s.


Expert blacksmith and historical re-enactor Skip Kern will open the forge in the c. 1890 Abbott Blacksmith Shop to demonstrate traditional blacksmithing techniques and discuss the important roles blacksmiths played in a community.

Museum Scavenger Hunt

Explore the c. 1740’s Betts House complete the new Museum Scavenger Hunt! Team up with your family or compete amongst yourselves to solve the clues, learn a little history, and try to find the right object in the Society’s exhibits.

Summer Saturdays will take place on July 15th , 22nd , and 29th , from 11am to 2 pm.
Cooking Demonstrations are weather permitting.
Free and open to the public, no registration required.