Weekend Workshops – Autumn Apples


Apples were introduced to North America by European colonists as early as the 1500’s, and quickly spread throughout the colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries. Even as most of the United States farming industry moved west, apple production on small farms continued well into the 1900’s in New England. Large apple orchards operated in Wilton as late as the 1970’s. Today, over 200 varieties of apples are grown in the Northeast, and apple picking is synonymous with the fall season!

On Saturday, September 23, from 11am to 12pm, the Wilton Historical Society will hold a workshop in celebration of apples. Participants will make dried apple garlands for decoration, and enjoy a snack of apple chips they make themselves.  Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will talk about the history of apple farming, and describe various varieties of apples. 

Suggested for ages 6-10. Members: $10 per child; Non-members $15 per child.

To register, please fill out the form below or email info@wiltonhistorical.org

Did You Know?
Connecticut has over 1,800 acres of apple orchards today, and New England collectively produces nearly 3.5 million bushels of apples every year!