Curiosity Shop and Education Collection
The Curiosity Shop is scheduled to open for business one day only in 2021 from 9 am – noon on July 24 as a visiting participant during the Wilmot Farmers Market. The shop is currently accepting donations of collectible memorabilia and other vintage items in good condition. Call Lindy at 748–2627 to book a pickup date and/or make receipt arrangements. Proceeds from the sale support the digitalization of the Historical Society’s archival collection.
Donald Hall DVD – The Wilmot Historical Society has re-released the 2011 DVD recording of Donald Hall reading his poems and recalling life on Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot. The cost is $20 each. DVDs may be purchased at the Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, or by emailing us at email@example.com/.
Education Collection – The Wilmot Historical Society has been collecting historic artifacts since its inception in 1976. Although our basic mission has never wavered, our collecting focus has changed over the decades. The WHS Board of Directors has chosen to limit its permanent collection to objects that are directly related to Wilmot, its current and former residents. To make good use of the deaccessioned items, and items that are donated that are not related directly to Wilmot, an Education Collection was established that would allow us to store and share selected objects with the public in a new way.
The following books are available in the History Room in the Wilmot Town Hall on Saturdays during the Wilmot Farmers Market July through September from 9 a.m. to noon if Covid protocols allow the room to be open to the public. During the winter months, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
Donald Hall at the South Danbury Church (photo by Leslie Tuttle)
Curiosity Shop at the Wilmot Farmers market