‘Ye Olde Girls’ go shopping

The Wilton Historical Society will sponsor the first Ladies' Shopping Night on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Doorbells and sleigh bells and warm woolen mittens — these are a few favorite things. Women are invited to survey the items of the newly opened historical Betts Store, and enjoy refreshments of wine and cheese.

The original Betts Store served Wilton for more than a hundred years at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 33. Original Betts Store inventory ledgers list such items as silk and velvet, pottery and home goods, and sugar and flour, according to a press release from the Wilton Historical Society.

Today's Betts Store offers an "array of books and unusual hand-crafted gifts, including fine art, handmade letterpress stationery, jewelry, and toys. Other items, including collectible redware and porcelain pottery, woodwork, fiber arts, and hand-forged ironware, also grace the shelves. Many of the items have been chosen to reflect the Historical Society's permanent collections, the press release said.

All proceeds will benefit the Wilton Historical Society's educational programs.

Regular hours for Betts Store are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 4.

The Wilton Historical Society is at 244 Danbury Road (Route 7). The museum and galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 4, and by appointment, 203-762-7257.