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Wilton Historical Society Creates Handmade Books Workshops For Kids

The Wilton Historical Society will host three handmade books workshops for children Sept. 12, 19 and 26.
The Wilton Historical Society will host three handmade books workshops for children Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Historical Society Museum will host three handmade books workshops for children.

The workshops will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on threes Saturdays — Sept. 12, 19 and 26 — at the historical society 224 Danbury Road/Route 7.

During the workshops, children will learn how to make books they can use for journals, notes, art and gifts. Some will be made by hand-sewing the binding, some with yarn and some accordion style.

There also will be an opportunity to try quill writing, for children to write in their journals or learn to write special notes and cards.

Children are encouraged to bring paper and/or illustrations they already may have to incorporate into their project – please bring to the first session.

The workshops are suggested for ages 8 to 12 Registration required and space is limited. Cost for members is $45 per child; non-members pay $60 per child. The fee includes all three sessions; sessions cannot be bought individually.

For more information or to register, email education@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.

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