Weekend Workshops – Make Your Own Scarecrow


The scarecrow is a popular symbol of the fall alongside other farming images like pumpkins, apples, and the autumn harvest. Across the world, scarecrows are deeply connected to many cultures and are viewed as everything from fun decorative art, scary monsters, and divine all-knowing beings.

On Saturday, October 21, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own scarecrow making workshop for kids. Participants will assemble miniature scarecrows using hay, burlap, felt, and yarn while Museum Educator Catherine Lipper talks about their history and popularity.

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

Please fill out the form below to register or email info@wiltonhistorical.org

Did You Know?
There is evidence that the earliest scarecrows date back to ancient Egypt around 3,000 years ago, where farmers created costume figures to scare birds away from wheat fields along the Nile River.

This event is generously supported by DIG USA. Their after school and camp programs include soccer, chess, arts and crafts, nerf capture the flag, flag football, Rubik’s cubes and much more!