A husking bee is not an insect. It was a tradition that took place during the harvest when farmers would gather to husk the corn crop while the women prepared a fall feast.
The Wilton Historical Society will have its version of the event for children 6 to 12 years old on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 to 12:30 at 224 Danbury Road. Museum educator Lola Chen will discuss harvesting, husking, and the pleasures of shared efforts, and guide the kids in fashioning a corn-husk wreath for the door. They will also help make their own snack, sweet corn cake.