WILTON, Conn. -- Participate in the Birds of Peace project for children on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Wilton Historical Society.
The event will be held Monday, Jan. 18, from 11 a.m.–noon.
The Wilton Historical Society will offer a way to mark the day for children, with a storytime reading of "The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Doreen Rappaport and a hands-on activity to celebrate his birthday--making Birds of Peace.
Jan. 18 is an important day in United States history as it celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. He is best remembered as leading the African-American Civil Rights Movement in its quest for equal rights and fair treatment for all, regardless of race or skin color.
Of equal importance is that as the son of a minister, he advocated through acts of faith and non-violence. He was a fiercely passionate believer in education, earning two bachelor’s degrees and a Ph.D. and in 1964, was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Monday, Jan. 18 is also the final day of the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit. The activity is free with admission to the train show, which is open from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road/Rt 7. For more information, click here.
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