The Wilton Historical Society has a new exhibit that is running through September 14, 2019, called Bullets, Bonds and Butter: Wilton Responds to War, 1776-2006.
This new exhibition at the Wilton Historical Society, located on 224 Danbury Road in Wilton commemorates the contributions of both the soldiers and the townsfolk who have answered the call of war. While troops fought on the front lines, back at home, Wilton residents of all ages were engaged in supporting the war effort in ways both large and small. Rationing, writing letters to the troops, knitting socks and making bandages, buying war bonds, manufacturing diverse supplies, spotting airplanes from observation towers, collecting scrap, sending soccer balls to underprivileged children around the world, and in some cases, protesting against war were all part of the response.
Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War, 1776 – 2006 includes material from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, and the war in Iraq.
To mark the anniversary of the birth of the American Legion in March of 1919, the Wilton Historical Society worked with Adjutant Tom Moore of Wilton’s James B. Whipple Post 86 to develop a special section on the history of the organization, which includes some of their artifacts.
The Wilton Historical Society is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.