Come this fall, the Wilton Historical Society will be making a list and checking it twice \u2014 to determine exactly what is in its collection and how each item may best be preserved. With a grant from Heritage Preservation of Washington, D.C., the historical society will participate in the 2013 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). This program will help the society by providing a general conservation assessment of the museum\u2019s collections and historic buildings, a major undertaking considering the scope of the society\u2019s holdings. \u201cThis is coming at a perfect time,\u201d said Leslie Nolan, executive director of the historical society. \u201cWe have so much to do, so many collections. They are going to help us prioritize, catalog and conserve. \u201cWe are not a typical historical society,\u201d she continued, pointing out the major collections of toys, tools and trains. \u201cWe have over 600 tools and hundreds of toys. It\u2019s probably the best toy collection in the state of Connecticut.\u201d Beyond that, there are collections of furniture, textiles, china, ceramics, paintings, decorative arts and costumes including dresses, lingerie, gloves, hats, muffs, purses, uniforms, children\u2019s clothing and handmade shoes. \u201cWilton in 1850 had 150 shoemakers,\u201d she said. In addition to the objects, the historical society is responsible for 17 buildings, which will also be part of the assessment program. Under the program, professional conservation and preservation specialists will spend two days this fall surveying the collections and buildings and three days preparing comprehensive reports that will identify conservation priorities. The on-site consultation will enable the historical society to evaluate its current collections care policies, procedures, and environmental conditions. The assessment reports will help the museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range, and long-range care of its collections and historic buildings. The historical society expects to develop an ongoing list of priorities for the best care and conservation of its permanent collections and historic buildings from participating in the program. According to Ms. Nolan, no such assessment has been done in recent memory. The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road. Its current exhibition is 75 Objects\/75 Years, An Anniversary Exhibition from the Permanent Collections. Information: wiltonhistorical.org.