2014 February 23 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


Atmospheric Landscape Paintings by William McCarthy

Friday, Feb. 1 through Saturday, March 1
Artist William McCarthy creates atmospheric landscapes entirely from memory and imagination.  Using thumbnail sketches to inform and guide, the oil-based images spring forth with vibrancy and color harmony to create a sense of place in time with the ever changing atmosphere.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the library.


Wilton Historical Society/Wilton Library – Scholarly Series: American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut – Ann Greene at the Wilton Historical Society

Sunday, Feb. 23 , 4 – 5:30 p.m. 
“The Erie Canal, A Mule Named Sal, and the Industrialization of America” 

This collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society continues its 7th season with “American Made – The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut.”  Americans often remember the Erie Canal as an engineering marvel of the early 19th century. However, in this second lecture of the annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society on American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut, Dr. Ann Greene will discuss the long history of the canal which offers a window into the long history of industrialization, including the energy and environmental history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ann Greene is a faculty member and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of History and Sociology of Science.  She has written a book on the energy history of 19th century America, called Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America and specializes in Gilded Age environmental, technological and political history.

The remaining lectures are as follows (please note the location of each lecture):
March 2 at the Wilton Historical Society: “The Rise and Fall of the Connecticut Textile Industry”— Jamie Eves
March 16 at Wilton Library: “Silicon Valley of the 19th Century”—William Hosley
March 30 at the Wilton Historical Society: “The Dawn of Innovation”—Charles Morris.

Reception following the talk.  Series and lecture sponsors to be announced.  The moderator is Steve Hudspeth.  Registration required.