Dressed for the holidays, the Wilton Historical Society’s historic 18th and 19th-century buildings are transformed into a train-lovers delight with many different train layouts winding through tiny towns with a variety of different kinds of buildings, tunnels, and two working Ferris Wheels! The interactive display enchants visitors of all ages with lots of buttons to push and knowledgeable “train engineers” on hand to “talk trains”. An expanded new Lego set up makes its debut this year. In a special train room for the youngest guests, there are buttons galore plus Thomas the Tank Engine and Brio for hands-on fun. The Wilton Historical Society is the place to enjoy the ever-popular Great Trains Holiday Exhibit!
The Great Trains Holiday Exhibit will run from Friday, November 24, 2017, through Monday, January 15, 2018. Wednesdays – Saturdays, 10:00-4:00; Sundays 12-4. No charge for children under 12. Admission is free for adult members of the Society, and $10 for non-member adults. The hours of the Great Trains Holiday Exhibit through Monday, January 15, 2019, are Wednesday – Saturday, 10-4; Sundays 12-4. Admission is free for adult members of the Society and children under 12. For non-member adults, the cost is $10. Wilton Historical Society is on 224 Danbury Road/Route 7 in Wilton. More information at www.wiltonhistorical.org
To add to the holiday fun, a Holiday Sweets Mendiants and chocolate workshop for kids is being held on Saturday, December 23 from 11 am – 12:30 pm. A mendiant is a traditional French confection composed of a chocolate disk studded with nuts and dried fruits, usually made during the holidays, and often given as a gift. Like chocolate bark, they can be made with dark, milk or white chocolate. Museum Educator Lola Chen will be discussing these holiday sweets as the children make – and sample – some (nut-free)! Suggested for ages 6 – 12. Wilton Historical Society members $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; Non-members $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Please register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-7257.