Woodworking at Wilton Historical Society
What is an adze and what might you use it for? Ever heard of a froe? These and other antique tools will be explored during Wilton Historical Society’s Adzes, Froes & Hammers: Woodworking Workshop for Kids on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 11 to 12:30.
During the workshop, children ages 6-12 will have an opportunity to see a collection of more than 600 antique tools in the historical society’s 1860 Abbott Barn’s “Tools of the Trades” permanent exhibit. Museum educator Laurie Walker will talk about some of the tools in the collection and discuss safety and the ways that colonial children would be expected to use them. Children will then be able to use some hand tools, as well as a power drill, to build their own birdhouses.
The cost to participate is $10 for children of Wilton Historical Society members, with a $25 per-family maximum; and $15 for non-members with a $35 per-family maximum. There is also an additional $5 materials fee.
For safety reasons, the workshop is limited to 12 participants. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-762-7257.