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Wilton Architect Rob Sanders To Lead Tour Of Historical Society Buildings

Wilton architect Rob Sanders will lead a private access tour of five historic buildings on the Wilton Historical Society’s campus Saturday.
Wilton architect Rob Sanders will lead a private access tour of five historic buildings on the Wilton Historical Society’s campus Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. –The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation will host a private access tour of five historic buildings on the Wilton Historical Society's campus led by Wilton architect Rob Sanders this Saturday.

The one-of-a-kind talk and tour will include commentary about the evolution of Wilton’s early architectural styles and a chance to explore the interconnected Betts House (c. 1740), Burt Barn and Fitch House (1772), as well as the 1860 Abbott Barn and blacksmith shop.

Sanders, whose architectural practice has a strong presence in historic preservation, restoration and renovation, was instrumental in moving the historic buildings to their current location. Open to the public, the event will conclude with a light reception.

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with the 1772 foundation, awarded the Wilton Historical Society a grant of $15,000 for exterior painting of the Betts House, the Burt Barn and the Fitch House in 2014. Membership and Events Manager Jordan Sorensen is “thrilled to be able to showcase the Wilton Historical Society’s dedication to the upkeep of their historic buildings and their innovative programming and exhibitions.”

The painting project was finished this summer. The special access tour is a way to mark both the Trust’s 40th anniversary and the completion of the project.

The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but registration is required as space is limited. Click here to register. Ample parking is available next to the main buildings at the Wilton Historical Society Museum Complex.

The Wilton Historical Society’s campus is located at 224 Danbury Road, Wilton.

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