Who We Are


In 1991, The Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust (WHPT), a 501(c)3 organization, was formed to preserve the town’s architectural and cultural history. Our Board of Trustees, Collections, Events, Library and Archives Members and Docents are all volunteers.


Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

Christmas Open House at the

American Silver Museum/Johnson Mansion

153 South Main St.

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

1:00 - 4:00

Beautiful Victorian Christmas decorations

and silver tree ornaments,

a reading of the Night Before Christmas

by Joan Bushey,

and holiday refreshments!


There will be live music all afternoon! 

From 1-2 pm The Premier Woodwind Quintet of the Neighborhood Music School will perform. They are located at 100 Audobon Street in New Haven. Elaine Thoma is the director, and she along with Maria Tangredi, both flautists, will perform.

 From 2-3 pm, "In Music We Trust" will perform. This is a musical group from Choate Rosemary Hall. Will Robertson is the spokesperson for the group. Maestro Philip Ventre is their musical director and head of the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra.

Please mark you calendars

for this event.


For a FULL afternoon of Christmas delight also stop by the

Wallingford Historical Society

180 South Main St.

Sunday Dec. 8  2:00 - 4:30

(also open on Saturday Dec. 7  1-4:30)

Enjoy a display of Christmas Trees decorated with ornaments provided by various ethnic groups.


What We Do

Our primary objective is to preserve Wallingford’s architectural and cultural heritage. 

The Trust owns two historically significant structures that have been restored to bring the history of Wallingford to life. Above left is the Royce House at 538 North Main St. and right is the American Silver Museum/Johnson Mansion at 153 South Main St.

Our goal is to provide experiences that will be authentic and attractive to all – from families with young children to history scholars – who visit our town.


Monday December 9th 5:00 - 9:00

at Sliders Grill and Bar

950 Yale Ave.

Plan for an evening out!


Support the Silver Museum and the Royce House by stopping at Sliders for supper, snacks or drinks!  A portion of the income will be donated to WHPT to cover programs and maintenance of our two house museums.




Many of you will be ordering items throughout the year from Amazon.

Did you know that you can use Amazon Smile with your own account and a percent of your order will go to WHPT?

Click the Support Us tab (above) to find out how simple this is to do!  Thank You!


Sit back and enjoy a tour of the Johnson Mansion, silver collection, old time pictures of Wallingford and a  historic presentation by the Lebanon Militia from their visit in 2018.



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Colonial Days at the Johnson Museum


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