Wilton Symposium

House Msueums: Essential Work?

Saturday, October 10, 2020

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Join Wilton House Museum on Saturday, October 10, 2020 for a day long symposium. 

Wilton House Museum’s annual symposium focuses on the interpretation of historic sites in ways that challenge past assumptions, tell a more honest and complex history, and meet their audiences where they are. Topics will explore centering public interpretation on the histories that were ignored or placed on the periphery. Others will share interpretive efforts that resulted in provoking thought and emotions from their visitors.

Now, perhaps more than ever, historic houses are entering a period of invention and the need to re-think business as usual. In times of uncertainty, historic sites provide the essential work of connecting people to the past to give solace, encouragement, and somber warning. Speakers from a range of historic properties will explore their paths to relevancy and how they are re-thinking who their audience is and how to engage them meaningfully. 

More information and registration coming soon.