Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War 1776-2006

Wilton Historical Society

March 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Opening on March 15, Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War, 1776 – 2006, the new exhibition at the Wilton Historical Society, commemorates the contributions of both the soldiers and the townsfolk who have answered the call of war.

While troops fought on the front lines, back at home, Wilton residents of all ages were engaged in supporting the war effort in ways both large and small. Rationing, writing letters to the troops, knitting socks and making bandages, buying war bonds, manufacturing diverse supplies, spotting airplanes from observation towers, collecting scrap, sending soccer balls to underprivileged children around the world, and in some cases, protesting against war were all part of the response.

Bullets, Bonds, and Butter: Wilton Responds to War, 1776 – 2006 includes material from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, and the war in Iraq. To mark the anniversary of the birth of the American Legion in March of 1919, the Wilton Historical Society worked with Adjutant Tom Moore of Wilton’s James B. Whipple Post 86 to develop a special section on the history of the organization, which includes some of their artifacts.

The opening day of the exhibition, Friday, March 15 from 2:00 – 3:00, will be celebrated with a “birthday” cake to honor Wilton’s Post 86 and the American Legion. All are invited!

Contact Name: Nick Foster

Contact Email: info@wiltonhistorical.org

Contact Phone: 203-762-7257

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.

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Ticket Information

This event is free of charge.

Phone:
203-762-7257

Email:
info@wiltonhistorical.org

Venue

Wilton Historical Society
224 Danbury Road
WILTON, CT 06897

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No accessibility info available.

Stair Lift Available

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