I want to learn more about my antique home and neighborhood. What is the best way to go about this?

You can visit the History Room on the second floor of the Wilton Library. The History Room, which houses non-circulating research materials, contains the archives of the Wilton Historical Society, as well as materials from other town organizations. There are maps, documents, photographs, diaries, journals, and more. It is best to call ahead (203-762-3950) to find out when the History Room is open, or to make an appointment with the part-time archivist, who can help you. Also, you may wish to consult the definitive history of Wilton, Bob Russell’s book “Wilton, Connecticut: Three Centuries of People, Places and Progress”, available at the Wilton Library and at the Wilton Historical Society.

Another avenue is to document the changing ownership of your property. Visit the Assessor’s Office in the Town Hall to get title information; then you will be able to use the records found in the Town Clerk’s office to trace back.