Weekend Workshops – Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Bells


Every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to honor the life and legacy of the famous civil rights activist. It was in 1963, during the famous March on Washington that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” public speech, discussing the ongoing fight for equal rights for African Americans and his hope that one day America would uphold its declaration that “all men are created equal.” On Saturday, January 7th from 11am to 12pm, the Wilton Historical Society will host its own “Make a Freedom Bell” workshop in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Participants will assemble their own freedom bells using decorated flower pots, while Museum Educator Catherine Lipper discusses the lifelong achievements of Dr. King, and their monumental impacts on Black lives today. The workshop will conclude with a snack of dove-shaped “peace” cookies and juice.

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

Please register by filling out the form below or by emailing info@wiltonhistorical.org