224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897

203-762-7257

Summer hours: Tue-Friday 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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Booked For Lunch

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas 

Friday, September 23 

12:30 - 2:00

 

Please join us for our next "Booked for Lunch" history book club! We will be discussing "Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams"  

 

Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an "Editor's Choice" book. Author Louisa Thomas will join the conversation via Skype! Bring a brown bag lunch, we provide a beverage and dessert.

 

Please RSVP to info@wiltonhistorical.org

 or call (203) 762-7257



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.


Click below to donate!

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Tuesday-Friday
from 10:00 to 4:00  

Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making

By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist

Luncheon and Q & A to follow

Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making

By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist

Luncheon and Q & A to follow

Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making 
By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist
Luncheon and Q & A to follow
Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society
Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making 
By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist
Luncheon and Q & A to follow
Friday, September 9   12:30 - 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society

Demonstration of Contemporary Nantucket-style Basket-making

By Gail Halvorsen, Basket Artist


Luncheon and Q & A to follow


Friday, September 9 

12:30 - 2:00 

at the 

Wilton Historical Society

Basket artist Gail Halvorsen will demonstrate how she creates her artwork at this informal, informative gallery event on Friday, September 9 from 12:30 – 2:00 at the Wilton Historical Society.  Her extraordinary work is now on view there in the Burt Barn Gallery in the exhibition Hickory, Ash & Reed: Traditional Baskets, Contemporary Makers.  Halvorsen’s contemporary Nantucket baskets are a distinctly American handcraft, harking back to the maritime cooper’s trade, which involves woodworking as much as basketry.  At this event, participants will be able to see how the artist approaches the challenges of the art of basketry – materials, techniques and process. The demonstration will be followed by lunch with an informal question and answer session.  


The cost, including lunch, is $25 for Members of the Wilton Historical Society, $35 for Non-members. 

Space is limited, please register at info@wiltonhistorical.org or 

call 203-762-7257

The Wilton Historical Society

224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT  06897   www.wiltonhistorical.org




Bett's Store

Summer Sale Begins

TODAY! 

50% off select items!


The Betts Store


Museum Shop


Fantastic buys on select items, many hand-made, all made in America. Toys, candles, pottery, puppets, wool car blankets, dolls, Wilton-themed necklaces, scarves, craft kits, hostess gifts, and much more!


Sale continues through August