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137 Old Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897 Tel: 203-762-3950

The Carol and Robert Russell Wilton History Room


town-of-wilton-seal.jpgThe Wilton Historical Society (WHS) began collecting documents for a local history room in 1938. They kept these archives in the 18th century Fitch House. In 1984, the WHS and the Wilton Library Association (WLA) began a lasting collaboration by moving the collection into a climate controlled space in the Wilton Library. Open to the public and professionally organized, this wonderful space in the library is Wilton's History Room.

The WHS owns about half the archives, the WLA another quarter, and the remaining items belong to the Wilton Garden Club, the Kiwanis Club, and other local organizations. The Wilton History Room is supported by the WHS, the WLA, The Russell Fund, The History Room Fund, local non-profit organizations, individual donors, and community volunteers.

Visiting the History Room

The History Room is staffed by archivists Julie Hughes and Nick Foster on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Location:        Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT 06897
Hours:            Wednesdays 11:00-4:00* and Thursdays 1:00-4:00*

* To get the most out of your visit, email or call ahead to confirm the History Room will be open, reserve a time with Julie or Nick, and let us know what topic you are researching.

Phone:            203-762-6330

You can use History Room materials even if you cannot come during our regular staffed hours. Simply ask a reference librarian for assistance anytime the Wilton Library is open.  

How to Use the History Room

What's in the Wilton History Room?
How to Search Our Collections
Wilton History:  Additional Online Resources
FamilySearch Affiliate Library
Maps and Books Available for Purchase
Reproductions and Usage Policies
Support the Wilton History Room