The Wilton Historical Society has recently received a $5,500 grant from the Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust. The funding is to be used to research Black history in Wilton. The grant request stated, in part: \u201cIn this year of reckoning over the country\u2019s legacy of slavery and racial inequality, it is evident that in many places, local stories about those iniquities have not been fully explored, or perhaps have been swept under the rug. In any number of states and towns, Wilton included, there is still much to be learned from the documents and artifacts that provide proof and evidence of some painful episodes in our local past. Facts are needed to ground discussion and to make more information available to the public,\u201d the grant request read. \u201cWe are extremely grateful to the Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust for their continued support,\u201d Allison Sanders, co-director of the Wilton Historical Society, said. \u201cThe research produced during this project will support re-interpretation of artifacts, support school programs and contribute to scholarship on this topic,\u201d Sanders said. \u201cResearch findings will be available through a written narrative, a lecture, a video \u2014 all available to the public. The research will be undertaken by historian Dr. Julie Hughes, college professor and an archivist at the Wilton History Room at Wilton Library.\u201d The Historical Society\u2019s mission is: \u201cTo shine a light on the making and meaning of history through Wilton\u2019s stories and historic preservation.\u201d The Historical Society is located at 224 Danbury Road in Wilton.