Wilton Works


Conversations about work and careers have been national and even international storylines lately, due in no small part to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A typical working life lasts several decades and makes up a large part of our identity – the question of “what do you do for a living?” being a quick way to get to know someone. With so much time and energy put towards working, communities from small neighborhoods to entire nations are affected by the jobs being done and who does them. As work from home and union organization continue to make headlines, the Wilton Historical Society will look to examine what it means for a town when one of its central organizing features – people’s jobs – significantly changes.

Wilton Works is a new exhibition at the Wilton Historical Society which explores what happens to a community when the jobs it’s built around and the people who do those jobs change. Interactive stations will help visitors experience firsthand different working conditions throughout history, from the Colonial period through to the 21st century. Objects from the Society’s permanent collection and original photographs will come together to present the evolution of jobs in Wilton.

Open Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Exhibit runs through Friday, October 4th.

$10 for Adults, FREE for Members and Children under 18.