ASL Classes at the Wilton Historical Society

Learn American Sign Language!

American Sign Language (ASL) is a Connecticut invention. Created by faculty and founders of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford during the early 19th century, it was inspired by several other sign languages developed in both Europe and America. Today, ASL is used by hundreds of thousands of people across the United States to communicate.

Join the Wilton Historical Society in exploring ASL through a four part series that will offer an introduction to learning the language as well as its history. Classes will be held on four consecutive Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 - October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, and November 9th.

Registration is required and is for all four classes. Admission for the full course is $45 for Wilton Historical Society Members, $60 for Non-Members.

Please register by visiting or by emailing

Meet the Instructors:

Amy Broderick - I have been a Teacher of the Deaf for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure of working at 47 ASL and English Secondary School, Lexington School for the Deaf and American School for the Deaf. I am currently loving teaching ASL at Wilton High School.

Michael Nesmith - I recently moved to Wilton from Seattle. I grew up in a deaf family and use ASL as my primary language. I enjoy walking my dog through town and look forward to meeting people from my new neighborhood!

Wilton Historical Society 224 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897

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