224 Danbury Road

Wilton, CT 06897


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

Current Exhibitions



Denyse Schmidt: In The Making

Historic Inspirations | New Quilts

Photo by Takeshi Sergel


The Wilton Historical Society is honored to be showing the work of critically acclaimed quilt designer Denyse Schmidt. Her creations are modern interpretations of classic quilt designs – contemporary, functional textile art with deep historic roots.


For more information and to see more of Denyse's work, click here...

One Loop At A Time:

June Myles' Hooked Art

June Myles' hooked artwork engages the viewer with humor and a style that finds its origins in folk art. Alive with color, texture and movement the pieces display her sophisticated use of color, love of language and virtuoso needle skills. Her work has been exhibited widely across Connecticut and in Maine and West Virginia.


For more information and to see more of June's work, click here...

Both Exhibitions will run through October 3, 2015


50 Years / 50 Stories

is an online exhibition organized by the

Connecticut Historical Society.

The objects collected there tell the story of

Connecticut's evolution.


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1860 Goose Wing Hewing Axe

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Every Wednesday
 June 10- October 28, 2015 


 Wilton Farmer's Market
Featured are local produce, culinary treats, baked goods, and other tasty goodness from Ambler Farm, Gazy Brothers Farm, Bistro du Soleil and Beldotti Breads. For more information about the market including a list of participants and seasonal menu planning Click here...


Rob Sanders, Architect

Wilton Rediscovered: A Social History Through Architecture and Land

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00-9:00
at the Wilton Library

Anyone who drives through the winding roads of Wilton is charmed by the mix of buildings, old and new, which grace our landscape and give the town beauty and character. The evolution of Wilton from thinly settled Colonial area to 19th century farming community to the affluent suburb of today - and how those changes are reflected in the town's architectural styles - is the subject of a talk by local architect Rob Sanders.


Click here to register with the Wilton Library

Things That Go Bump in the Night...
Ghost Night at the Wilton Historical Society

, October 10, 7:00-8:30

When night settles on creaky old buildings during the scariest time of year, you never know what you may bump into . . . . This spooky evening features a candlelight tour of the dimly lit rooms of the Betts and Fitch Houses, classic scary Halloween stories and folklore told in the dark by actress Mara Fleming, and finally, cider, doughnuts and games. 

This is a drop-off program

Suggested for ages 8 – 12

Registration required

Members: $15 per child, maximum $25 per family;

Non-members: $25 per child, maximum $35 per family

To reserve, e-mail info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

Robert Russell

Lambert Corner Walking Tour
Saturday, October 17, 11:00-12:00

Join former First Selectman and Wilton historian Bob Russell on his walking tours of the Wilton Historical Society’s preserved Lambert Corner buildings. The hour-long guided tour includes the Lambert House, which was built on the site c. 1726, and eight other historic buildings moved there in order to preserve them.

Tours will end at noon at the Christmas Barn Shop, 150 Danbury Road, where refreshments will be served. Comfortable walking attire is suggested.


Please register for this event: by e-mail info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257

Museum Mornings: 
Weave a Rag Rug on a Hoola Hoop
Saturday, October 24th and 31st

A new twist on a historic craft!  Learn how to turn your outgrown or rarely worn cotton T-shirts into a soft, colorful rug by weaving on a hula hoop! Have a hula hoop in the basement or garage? Grab it and take a quick look around for some tired old T-shirts; you will learn how to cut them up for this project. It is a great way to recycle and get creative, and the perfect time of year to think about making your room cozy with a nifty, hand-crafted rug.  8 to 10 t-shirts can complete a rug (please bring T-shirts and a hula hoop, some extra T-shirts will be supplied.)  Hula hoops will also be available for purchase for $10. (Hula hoop will not be damaged by project.)

Suggested for ages 8 and up.

Registration requested; space is limited.

Members: $10; Non-members $15


To register, please e-mail info@wiltonhistorical.org  or call 203-762-7257.