Visitors are welcome at the Wilton Historical Society Museum Complex, which consists of the Betts-Sturgis-Blackmar House c.1740; the c.1840 Burt Barn Gallery; the Sloan-Raymond-Fitch House c.1770; the c. 1860 Abbott Barn, c. 1890 Blacksmith Shop, plus a c.1895 two-seat privy. “Connecticut’s History, Wilton’s Story” a permanent exhibition rich in artifacts, objects, and an interactive map, introduces the town, and allows visitors to learn that the late, great jazz musician Dave Brubeck; soccer Olympian Kristine Lilly; blues and folk singer Lead Belly; American Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir; and Johnny Gruelle, author and illustrator of the Raggedy Ann books, all had Wilton roots and connections. Visitors may tour the historic houses, see the extensive tool and toy collections, and stroll in the 1750 Colonial Herb Garden. The Society offers changing exhibitions, lectures and programs. The Betts Store museum shop features hand-crafted, American made gifts and toys, open during regular museum hours.