Shelton History Center celebrates Father’s Day with vintage car show

SHELTON — The Shelton Historical Society will be celebrating Father’s Day with a vintage car show.

The society will host its annual Vintage Vehicles 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 cars they remember from decades past, from the earliest Model T’s to 1970s and 80s high performance muscle cars. Owners of these automobiles share their expertise and stories with spectators as they stroll the shaded grounds with historic buildings as the backdrop.

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

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

Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Shelton Historical Society, which includes many family and adult learning opportunities each year along with enrichment programs for students in several grades.

The non-profit organization’s mission is to “preserve elements of the community’s history in order to create connections between Shelton’s past, present, and future generations through education, maintaining a museum with its collections, and providing a voice in the community regarding matters of historical significance.”

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

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