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Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

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What’s in the Wilton History Room?

Here’s a sampling of our collections:

House and Property Research Resources

Architectural and Cultural Surveys of Wilton, 1978 and 1989
Family Histories, including:

  • Abbott, Adams, Allen, Bedient, Beers, Belden, Betts, Birchard/Birchaud, Buckingham, Bulkeley, Cole, Comstock, DeForest, Eaton, Fillow, Fitch, Gay, Guyer, Gilbert, Gregory, Hanford, Hertz/Hart, Holister, Hubbard, Hubbell, Huntington, Hurlbutt, Keeler, Ketcham/Ketchum, Marvin, Merwin, Olmsted/Olmstead, Patrick/Partrick, Resseguie, Richards, Rockwell, Rohrbach, Russell, Schenck, Seymour, Seward, Sterling, Stevens, Street, Sturges, Van Hoosear, and Wood.

Maps, including Old Maps of Residents
Norwalk Land Records notes on Wilton transactions, pre-1802
Old Houses and Neighborhoods files, by street and house number
Town of Wilton Land Records, 1802-1958
Vital Records, Barbour Index

 

Family Genealogy Research Resources

Cemetery Records
Census Records, Federal (1790-1920) and Local (1790-1930)
Church Histories and Vital Records
Diaries and Scrapbooks
Hurlbutt Street School House Records, 1935-
Old and Rare Books, including:

  • Commemorative Biographic Record of Fairfield County by Beers
  • Early Connecticut Marriages by Frederick W. Bailey
  • Genealogical and historical articles, The Norwalk Hour by David H. Van Hoosear
  • History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield and Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald L. Jacobus
  • Early Connecticut Probate Records, 1635-1750
  • New England Marriages prior to 1700
  • The Great Migration, 1620-1635
  • Wilton Families, seven vols., by G. Evans Hubbard
  • Wilton Families, by Doris Soldner

Wilton Bulletin, 1937-
Wilton High School Yearbooks, 1959-

Additional Wilton History Resources

Daybooks and Account Ledgers
Drum Hill Chapter of the DAR Records, 1957-
Herbarium of Wilton plants
Kiwanis Club of Wilton, 1951-
No Friends of Music scrapbooks
Oral Histories
Photographs, Postcards, Artwork, and Albums
Town Association Records, 1928-1985
Town of Wilton Annual Reports, 1875-
Recollections & Remembrances: Stories of Yesteryear, 2003 (documentary film on Wilton)
Weir Preserve Records, 1974-
Wilton American Legion Post 86, 1917-
Wilton Garden Club Records, 1921-
Wilton Historical Society Records, 1937-
Wilton Land Conservation Trust, 1964-
Wilton League of Women Voters Records, 1940-
Wilton Library Association Records, 1895-
Wilton Playshop Records, 1938 -
Wilton Rotary Club Records, 1982 -
Wilton Woman's Club Records, 1965-