Coordinator brings the past to the present
There was no Facebook when David Lambert built his house in 1727, which is now owned by the Wilton Historical Society. But the historical society is using Facebook, among other forms of 21st Century media, to connect Wilton’s history to its present and future.
Helping to put this project in motion is Katherine Chacon, a librarian who became the program coordinator/museum educator at the Wilton Historical Society in March.
“I have degrees in journalism and information and library science, which complement the position,” said Ms. Chacon.
Ms. Chacon has demonstrated great interest in the historical society. Having worked as a librarian, she learned organization skills and coordinator skills that now help her plan various events of all sorts.
On Saturday, June 8, she organized a book-binding session as part of a Super Saturday Craft, where one Saturday each month, children may learn about colonial crafts. She is also helping to organize a summer camp where children can learn hands-on about the historical society.
Among the programs she is working on are those that involve online resources. On the society’s Facebook page, Ms. Chacon created “What’s-It Wednesday,” a program that puts an object from the historical society on Facebook, and people may guess what it is.
“I love programming and creating events and bringing people to the historical society,” Ms. Chacon said.
Leslie Nolan, the historical society’s director said, “She is doing a terrific job — she is making a lot of headway.”
When asked if there is more to be done, Ms. Chacon said “there is always something to do, and many angles to take.”