Historic Photos and Documents

Visit the Library historical rooms and see our collection of historical photos and documents that we share with the Wilton Historical Society.  Although it is a good collection, we are always looking to add to our database. If you have old photos/documents of Wilton and would be willing share them, please contact the Commission at [email protected]. It is a great way to record Wilton’s history for everyone to enjoy. 

Below are images from a few of the historic documents in our collection.

Fire investigation report1859 Meeting House Fire Committee Report

A seven-page report about the investigations into the fire that destroyed the Meeting House on Dec. 18, 1859.  The fire began after the end of a musical performance that took place that night - the original program is below.

Musical programMeeting House Musical Program December 1859

A program of musical entertainment presented in the old Meeting House on Dec 18, 1859 by the Juvenile School, under the direction of Miss Mary Thurston.

Pre-revolutionary original Wilton town warrant articles from 1775.:


Photo exhibitOur ongoing display of historical photos continues at the entrance to the Town Hall Office.  Please stop by and view these fascinating glimpses of our Town’s past.  This installation is maintained by the Heritage Commission in partnership with the Wilton Historical Society, and will change every few months.

1939 paradeWilton History Timeline and Online Photographs

There is Wilton History Time Line on the town website. It currently covers from the early 1700’s to  1930, and we will be continuing to update it as time allows. You can also view an online collection of Wilton historical photographs HERE. 
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