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Wilton Historical Society Hosts Family Day Open House

See a miniature replica of the Abbott Barn and learn about barn raising Saturday at the Wilton Historical Society.
See a miniature replica of the Abbott Barn and learn about barn raising Saturday at the Wilton Historical Society. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. – Learn about what life was like in Colonial America at the Wilton Historical Society during the Family Day Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Families will be able to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including candle-dipping, tin-punching, weaving and flax-breaking, writing with quill pens, performing a drill with militiamen, popcorn popping and churning.

Visitors will also have the opportunity shave ice for snow-cone making, watch a Blacksmith demonstration, taste 18th- and 19th-century cake slices made by the Wilton High School Historical Society Advisers and more.

A miniature replica of the Abbott Barn will also be on display, which will be taken apart and put back together to re-enact a barn raising.

The event is free and open to Wilton Historical Society members and nonmembers alike. Nonmembers can make an optional $10 donation.

Family Day is an extension of the historical society’s popular fourth grade program in which students from Cider Mill School participated in activities educating them about life in Colonial America. The program took place May 14 to May 17.

For more information about the Wilton Historical Society and future events, visit its website.

The Wilton Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Road.

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