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Carve, Decorate Halloween Pumpkins At Wilton Historical Society

Wilton Kiwanis members Dave Forslund, left, and Raymond Tobiassen are selling pumpkins outside the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: File
Carve and decorate a grinning Halloween pumpkin Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: Submitted

WILTON, Conn. -- Avoid the mess at home! On Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 5 p.m., is a “BYOP” (Bring Your Own Pumpkin!) event at the Wilton Historical Society. 

Join museum educator Allison Reznik in the 1860 Abbott Barn as she leads a fun Halloween pumpkin-carving and -decorating session for children and adults. 

Pumpkins are available for purchase on-site from the Kiwanis Club or participants can bring their own pumpkin. 

The Wilton Historical Society will supply carving tools, craft materials, cider and cookies. 

This activity is suggested for children ages 8 and up. It is not a drop-off program. Cost is $5. for members, $10 for nonmembers. 

Please register by email at, or call 203-762-7257.

The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road/Route 7. Call 203-762-7257 or visit

A note from the Wilton Historical Society: Did you know the term “pumpkin head” refers to early New England Puritans? There is disagreement as to the exact origin of the term. Two possibilities include the alleged practice of using a pumpkin shell as a template for haircuts to ensure a round and uniform finished cut ... or perhaps it was the large quantity of pumpkin that was part of the early Colonists’ diet.

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