The Shelton History Center celebrates Father’s Day with a vintage car display

SHELTON — The Shelton Historical Society will celebrate Father’s Day with an antique car show.

The company will host its annual Antique and Classic Car Show on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Shelton History Center complex, 70 Ripton Road.

Visitors can admire the cars they remember from decades past, from the first Model Ts to the high-performance muscle cars of the 1970s and 80s. The owners of these automobiles share their craftsmanship and stories with spectators as they ride stroll through shaded grounds with historic buildings as a backdrop.

Past shows have included everything from tractors to motorcycles to fire trucks. Visitors can vote for their favorites, see inside historic structures, and purchase grill specialties and other refreshments for breakfast or lunch.

Admission is $1 for dads, $5 for adults, and $10 for a family of four. Owners of vintage and classic vehicles of all kinds can register to participate in this special event as soon as they enter the property on the day of the show. Each entry is $15 and there is no year limit for cars.

Proceeds will benefit Shelton Historical Society programs, which include many learning opportunities for families and adults each year, as well as enrichment programs for students at multiple grade levels.

The non-profit organization’s mission is “to preserve elements of the community’s history in order to connect past, present and future generations of Shelton through education, maintaining a museum with its collections and giving a voice to the community regarding matters of story importance.”

Six historic structures, several of which will be open for tour or viewing during the show, comprise the Shelton History Center and serve as the community’s history museum.

For more information about the Vintage Vehicles Show or the Shelton Historical Society, call (203) 925-1803, follow the Shelton History Center on Facebook and Instagram, or visit

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