May 3, 2014 to May 18, 2014
Eight Fairfield County historical organizations, have banded together to create the Great Letterboxing History Hunt of Fairfield County. The event begins on May 3 and ends on May 18. On May 18, there will be a festive family get-together at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT, 4-5pm. There will be refreshments and live music with Leigh Richards on acoustic guitar. Participants who stamp their official Map at all eight locations will be eligible for a prize, and will be entered in a drawing for a wonderful grand prize.
Complete information about the Great Letterboxing History Hunt of Fairfield County can be found at the event’s “host” -- the Wilton Historical Society -- at www.wiltonhistorical.org. Contacts, addresses, and links for each of the historical organizations, plus downloadable maps and clues will be posted.
Letterboxing, which originated on the moors of Dartmoor, England in the 1850's, is an outdoor walking or hiking activity that combines elements of orienteering, stamp art, and puzzle-solving in a treasure-hunt style quest. This is a wonderful family activity, offering a chance to learn about reading maps, following clues, and local history.
The event is a collaboration between the Fairfield Museum and History Center, the Historical Society of Easton, the New Canaan Historical Society, the Norwalk Historical Society, Ridgefield’s Keeler Tavern Museum, the Weston Historical Society, the Westport Historical Society, and the Wilton Historical Society.
Wilton Historical Society
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