Antique homes provide more than just a reminder of the region's heritage and history, when re-used and renovated, they represent the marriage of celebrating the past while adjusting to modern times.

"Why Reuse Old Houses? The Logic Behind" is a special symposium on Sunday, April 29 from 2 to 4 p.m., featuring a panel of leading architect's from across Fairfield County and beyond at the Wilton Historical Society at 224 Danbury Road. Eleven architects will provide real-world answers to the challenges and joys of renovating an historic home.

Part of the programs surrounding the society's new exhibit, Building a Future from the Past, the symposium explores questions such as: What is the process for adding on to or renovating an old house? What are the cost and savings involved in renovating older houses? How does one retrofit an old house for energy savings?

Moderated by New Canaan's Richard Bergmann, guest curator of the exhibit, and made possible through a $1,000 lead sponsorship from Titus Built of Wilton, the symposium and exhibit offer a glimpse into the innovative solutions architects are bringing to antique homes.

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Featured architecture firms are:

Richard Bergmann Architects - New Canaan; Erskine-Middeleer Associates - Wilton; Faesy-Smith Architects - Wilton; David Ling Architects - New York; Bartels-Pagliaro Architects - South Norwalk; Austin Patterson Disston Architects - Southport; Kathleen Poirier Architects - Wilton; Kevin Quinlan Architecture - Wilton; Rob Sanders Architects - Wilton; Michael Smith Architects - Wilton and Richard Tomasetti Architects - Wilton.

The symposium is free to society members and $5 for non-members. Advance registration requested. Visit www.wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257.