Silversmithing workshop for kids

The talent of a colonial-era silversmith ranged from making small essential items such as buttons and spoons to show pieces such as tea services, candlesticks, and trays.

Silversmithing will be explored in a workshop for children on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 to 12:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road. Museum educator Laurie Walker will talk about the craft and about a very famous silversmith, Paul Revere.

For their workshop project, the children will make a piece of “silver” pendant of hammered solder, to keep — or perhaps to give as a Valentine’s surprise. They will snack on tea sandwiches.

The workshop is suggested for ages 6 to 12. The cost is $10 for members, $25 per family; $15 for non-members, $35 per family. Register: or call 203-762-7257.