224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

203-762-7257

Hours: Tue-Sat 10-4
www.wiltonhistorical.org

Current Exhibit: 
Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers

 

On view through October 15, Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers showcases the work of contemporary basket makers Jonathan Kline, Stephen Zeh, Lois Russell, Kari Lonning, and Marion Hildebrandt and contrasts them with historic baskets from the Society’s permanent collection.  The work of these artists is grounded in the use of natural materials, including brown ash, black ash, hickory, willow and reed. Contemporary Nantucket baskets will be shown as well.


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Help Burn the Cannon Corner Mortgage!

Help the Society retire its remaining mortgage on the historic Cannon Corner property!

 

Located by the Cannondale Historic District, at the corner of Olmstead Hill Road and Route 7,  the small complex is a shining example of the beauties of preservation and adaptive reuse.  A 19th –century barn, blacksmith shop and run-down garage have been renovated and repurposed. Wilton is enhanced with an attractive and thriving mixed use site which accommodates an antiques shop, woodworking business, office suite and residential apartment.  

 

All contributions will be recognized on a plaque to be placed in the foyer of the Betts House at the Society’s Museum Complex .  Thank you for supporting our mission to preserve Wilton’s architectural heritage.


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Save the Date!

Prohibition
"Tea" Party

Saturday, June 4

7:30 - Until the Fat Lady Sings!

Attention all Flappers, Gangsters, Sheiks and Shebas!
 
This
fundraiser for the Wilton Historical Society will feature

1920’s-inspired Cocktail Attire with a

Live Jazz Band and Signature Cocktails!

 

Members: $100 Non-members $125

Tickets must be purchased in advance.


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Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids!

This Month:
Amulet of Green Peas

Saturday, April 30  
11:00 – 12:30


Did you know? In this case, a Colonial amulet is not a piece of jewelry or a charm! It is a dish of eggs, cream and a vegetable, similar to an omelet.


Every month, the Colonial Cookery and Customs for Kids workshop at the Wilton Historical Society teaches kids in grades 4 – 8 a Colonial “reciept” (recipe) used in the Connecticut region.  While the food cooks, they hear about Colonial manners, morals and way of life.  This month, the children will be making an Amulet of Green Peas. Early peas, picked from the garden, combined with fresh eggs, cream, parsley and onion would have been made by Colonial cooks into an easy and delicious spring offering.


Members: $15; Non-members $25. Space is limited --- please register by contacting

info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.