Wilton Historical Society

  • CT


224 Danbury Road
United States

About Us

The Wilton Historical Society, established in 1938, is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and showcasing the history of Wilton and how a small Connecticut town was established and thrived. With a core of dedicated volunteers and the ongoing support of our members, we are proud of 75 years of notable achievements:

--We have preserved 17 historic buildings at Lambert Corners and Cannon Corners and at our Heritage Museum.

--We have built a museum with 12 period rooms and a collection of locally significant art and antiques, including permanent exhibitions of historic tools and children's toys.

--Ongoing annual activities include exciting exhibits focused on local history, American art and antiques, architecture, and historic preservation, accompanied by programs that attract visitors from New England, the New York metropolitan area, and beyond.

--Our education program hosts special programs for Wilton's second and fourth graders, awards an annual scholarship to a Wilton High School student, and offers a junior docent program to middle schoolers and internship opportunities to older students.

--In collaboration with the Wilton Library we sponsor an annual lecture series by distinguished historians, and with the Wilton Chamber of Commerce host a lively Farmer's Market on the Society grounds.