Wilton Historical Society Focuses on Antique Homes

WILTON, Conn. – The image of the New England home is classic, and the Wilton Historical Society is hosting an exhibit that works to preserve the homes while also updating them.

The exhibit, Building a Future from the Past, opens Sunday, March 25. A reception will start at 3 p.m., with special events planned during the opening.

The Wilton Historical Society and a team of 11 leading architecture firms from throughout the region will explore the many ways historic homes are being preserved, protected and restored while being adapted for life in modern times.

New Canaan resident Richard Bergmann will be curating the exhibit, which looks into the solutions architects bring to the historical homes to update them. The exhibit will demonstrate the craftsmanship and viability of homes built 200 years ago, and explores the historical, cultural and environmental benefits of their preservation.

Featured architects are:

  • Richard Bergmann Architects – New Canaan
  • Erskine-Middeleer Associates – Wilton
  • Faesy-Smith Architects – Wilton
  • David Ling Architects – New York
  • Bartels-Pagliaro Architects – South Norwalk
  • Austin Patterson Disston Architects - Southport
  • Kathleen Poirier Architects – Wilton
  • Kevin Quinlan Architecture – Wilton
  • Rob Sanders Architects – Wilton
  • Michael Smith Architects – Wilton
  • Richard Tomasetti Architects - Wilton

The exhibit will run through Oct. 31. It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m., and the second and fourth Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit and events are free to members and children, $5 for nonmember adults. 

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