The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation announces a “Private Access Tour” as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. On Saturday, November 21 from 11:00 – 12:30 guests will have exclusive access to five historic buildings on the Wilton Historical Society’s campus at 224 Danbury Road, Wilton.
The one-of-a-kind talk and tour, given by Wilton architect Rob Sanders, will include commentary about the evolution of Wilton’s early architectural styles and a chance to explore the interconnected Betts House (c. 1740), Burt Barn and Fitch House (1772), as well as the 1860 Abbott Barn and blacksmith shop.
Sanders, whose architectural practice has a strong presence in historic preservation, restoration, and renovation, was instrumental in moving the historic buildings to their current location. Open to the public, the event will conclude with a light reception.
The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the 1772 foundation, awarded the Wilton Historical Society a grant of $15,000 for exterior painting of the Betts House, the Burt Barn and the Fitch House in 2014. Jordan Sorensen, Membership and Events Manager is, “thrilled to be able to showcase the Wilton Historical Society’s dedication to the upkeep of their historic buildings and their innovative programming and exhibitions.” The painting project was finished this summer. The special access tour is a way to mark both the Trust’s 40th anniversary and the completion of the project.
Tickets are free, but registration is required as space is limited. Please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-access-tour-wilton-historical-society-tickets-19272130461 to register for this event. Ample parking is available next to the main buildings located at the Wilton Historical Society Museum Complex at 224 Danbury Road in Wilton, Connecticut.
The Connecticut Trust was established in 1975 to provide technical assistance, financial assistance, workshops, publications and advocacy in preservation matters and issues.
The Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897 203-762-7257 www.wiltonhistorical.org
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