2014 March 16 — Wilton Library
137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950


Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

Sunday, March 16, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Come and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with a handmade craft! Rainbows with pots of gold and green carnations for bouquets will be available for kids who love crafts. Drop in, no registration required. Under 8 caretaker must stay with child, over 8 caretaker must stay in the building. Sponsored by the Coyle Family Young Readers Fund.


Wilton Historical Society/Wilton Library – Scholarly Series: American Made: The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut – William Hosley at Wilton Library

Sunday, March 16, 4 – 5:30 p.m. 
“Silicon Valley of the 19th Century – William Hosley”

This is the 4th lecture in the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society series “American Made – The Industrial Revolution in Connecticut.”   William Hosley will present a picture show and lecture on Connecticut’s contribution to the Industrial Revolution. The Connecticut Valley became America’s first high-tech industrial corridor – the vanguard of a technology-based revolution that changed the world of work, producing guns, typewriters, sewing machines, bicycles, automobiles and more using machines.

William Hosley, the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is an independent scholar, cultural resource consultant, planner, writer and photographer. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks and prior to that, curator and exhibition developer at Wadsworth Atheneum.    See the registration link for speaker details.

The remaining lecture is March 30 at the Wilton Historical Society: “The Dawn of Innovation”—Charles Morris.

Reception following the talk.  No charge, but donations are always welcomed.  Series sponsor is Bankwell in Wilton.  Lecture sponsor: Lee Wilson, Wilson Properties. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth.  Registration required.