Nick Foster is Wilton Historical Society’s Director

Nick Foster Accepts Position as New Director

Nick Foster has been selected as the next director of the Wilton Historical Society after an extensive search. Foster assumed the role officially on October 1. He has most recently served as Interim Director after the departure of co-directors Kim Mellin and Allison Sanders in the spring of 2022.

Foster is no stranger to Wilton Historical Society, having spent the last 6 years as Associate Curator and Museum Administrator. He is a Connecticut native and has an undergraduate degree in History from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Before joining the Wilton Historical Society in 2016, Foster worked with the Erie Canal Museum, the Syracuse University Art Museum, the Onondaga Historical Association and the SUNY Upstate Medical University Archives and Special Collections. Foster is also currently serving as the Vice President of the Connecticut League of History Organizations and has been a member of their board of directors since 2018.

“We are happy and delighted to announce that it was a unanimous decision of the Search Committee to offer the Director position to our own Nick Foster,” said Dr. Greg Chann, Chair of the Search committee and emeritus trustee. “Nick impressed us with his deep knowledge of the organization; his success developing new programs for the middle schools in Wilton, his ingenuity and sense of history, his vision for the Society and his youthful dynamic leadership both locally and regionally.”

“I am very pleased to welcome Nick as the new Director of the Wilton Historical Society,” President of the Wilton Historical Society Nancy Perez said. “This is a pivotal time for us as an organization, and I’m confident that Nick’s vision and leadership coupled with his passion for Wilton and for our history make him uniquely qualified to continue to bring Wilton’s history to life for all. I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

“I’m honored to be the new Director of the Wilton Historical Society,” Foster said. “For over 80 years, the Society has preserved Wilton’s history and has served as a place for learning, community, and fun. I’m thrilled to not only continue the great work we’ve been doing, but to explore new ways to make this town’s fascinating history relevant and exciting.”