A bill has been sent to the president that would change the designation of Weir Farm in Wilton and Ridgefield from a National Historical Site to a National Historical Park. 4th District Congressman Jim Himes says the change will better represent Weir’s complex cultural, natural and recreational offerings to the public. This status will also reflect the increased visitation, collaboration with partners, and public programming since the park’s original designation. The area was designated as an historical site in 1990, making the farm Connecticut’s first national park. The vast holdings include more than 15 buildings spread out over nearly 75 acres including a collection of American art, orchards and landscapes, trails, gardens, miles of stone walls, and Weir Pond.