A fresh coat of paint


A fresh coat of paint


The 18th- and 19th-Century structures at the Wilton Historical Society’s Museum Complex, which have been looking rather weather-beaten, will be repainted with the help of a $15,000 Historic Preservation matching grant by the 1772 Foundation and the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. The grant will underwrite the cost of painting the buildings, as well as carefully cleaning surfaces and restoring damaged areas prior to repainting. All the buildings at the Museum Complex at 224 Danbury Road will be repainted in the next few months: the Betts House, the Burt Barn, the Fitch House, the Abbott Barn and the Abbott Blacksmith Shop. Jimmy Marmanides of JM Painting of Norwalk, a painter skilled in working with historic structures, began preparation work the week of May 1.