Silvermine History Dinner
Please join us Friday, May 5, 2023 for an evening of tasty food and storytelling. Our host, Jerry Gleason, will share an overview of Silvermine focusing on the transition from an industrial center to the artists’ community and focusing on the central figures in Silvermine who drew others here (especially Solon Borglum and John Vassos).
The title for the talk is: “Silvermine: An Overview (with Juicy Bits)”
Space is limited at the Clubhouse and we’ll have room for up to 48 guests. Please sign up ASAP to secure your spot!
6:30 pm: Cocktails/Light Appetizers
7:00 p.m: Buffet Dinner
7:45 p.m: History Presentation
Tickets are $40/person.
Cash bar 6:30-9:30pm
About your host, Jerry Gleason
Jerry Gleason lived in Silvermine for many years. While he was here, he fell in love with the area and its history. He especially liked the artists – all the various types of artists, not just the writers and painters, but the opera singers, the cartoonists, the musicians, and the architects – who had lived here in Silvermine. They gave the area a distinct flavor.
So, he started tracking some of them down and talking about them with his friends. This, ultimately, led to the Silvermine History Dinners that were held at the Silvermine Tavern on a regular basis.
They started off small, but eventually 60 people or more would spend an evening learning about the Silvermine past and enjoying time with their neighbors. Often someone in the audience would even be able to add some personal knowledge about the person or event Jerry was discussing. Everyone had a good time and Jerry often seemed to go out of his way to locate what he called “juicy bits,” aspects of life here in Silvermine that showed what a rowdy, bawdy, ultimately human, group of people lived and worked here in Silvermine.
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All you can eat, all are welcome! $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The special guest will be The Easter Bunny! Games, crafts, and surprises are planned.
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2023 Annual Potluck Dinner
Sign up and join your neighbors for an evening of fun at the
Silvermine Community Association Annual Potluck Dinner
Saturday, January 28
6pm to 9pm
Wilton Congregational Church
(NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!)
70 Ridgefield Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
Dust off those cookbooks, search for your favorite recipes, and warm up with some fabulous cooking from your neighbors!
Avoid the cold and sign up early for this popular annual community event! Seating is limited to 80 members.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE! $20 per person. Each person (or group) must bring a dish. Also, it’s BYOB for dinner, though wine and beer will be provided free at the cocktail hour. You’ll be able to choose from the available menu options on the sign-up form when you purchase your tickets online.
We encourage you to be a current member for the 2023 year to attend and bring your friends and neighbors as guests. You won’t want to miss everyone’s delicious cooking. So join or renew your membership today!
Click Here to Join The SCA for 2023 Now
Your membership dollars go a long way, enabling our community to:
- Fund college scholarships for deserving Silvermine students. Over six decades, the SCA has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to talented, deserving students.
- Underwrite costs for our popular community events, including the Silvermine Social, Pot Luck Dinner, Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and, of course, Santa’s arrival by antique fire truck at the Silvermine Arts Center.
- Maintain and improve Silvermine’s historic character and natural beauty. (We manage and beautify several areas in and around Silvermine.)
- Offer you two Silvermine Community stickers for your car or mailbox.
Not a 2023 Member Yet? Click to Join Now
Reminder: We’ll be hosting the event at a new location this year – the Wilton Congregational Church at the corner of Belden Hill Rd and Ridgefield Rd. Additional parking on Belden Hill Lane.
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