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Hidden Garden Tour

June 14th

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Flower lovers can take in a kaleidoscope of color  when the Westport Historical Society hosts its 24th annual Hidden Garden Tour. This year’s edition will feature seven carefully landscaped and planted gardens, including one in neighboring Southport that is also the only cut flower farm in Fairfield County.

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The Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt

Events

Friday, May 15 - May 31, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Seven Fairfield County historical organizations have banded together to continue the tradition with the Second Annual Great Letterboxing History Hunt. The event begins on Friday, May 15 and ends with a festive family get-together at the Wilton Historical Society on Sunday, May 31 from 3-4 p.m.

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Saugatuck Walking Tour

Old Saugatuck Walking Tours

Tours

Saturday, June 6, 2015

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The walk will begin at the train station, where rail service was launched in 1848, making Westport more accessible for visitors and, in turn, giving residents better access to New York City. Railroad construction brought an influx of jobs, filled mostly by Irish and Italian laborers, and the young community eventually was called Little Italy. In 1958, a swath of buildings bisecting Saugatuck was demolished to make way for the Connecticut Turnpike.

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Garden Party 2015

Garden Party

Tours

Sunday, June 14, 2015

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the evening we will gather at Gilbertie’s Herb Garden, 7 Sylvan Lane, for a festive Garden Party with hors d’oeuvres catered by A Dash of Salt,  wine and  music with guitarist Leigh Richardson and silent and live auctions.  Items to go on the block include tickets to sporting events and a Broadway show, stays in a Washington, DC. Condo , Cape Cod home, Cape Cod inn and historic Inns in Connecticut, a dinner prepared by Cajun chef in a historic home and Cajun cooking lessons. An additional activity this year is a Hat Contest for Best Gentleman’s, Best Lady’s , Best Use of Fresh Flowers and Most Creative top.  Tickets are $60. BUY TICKETS HERE 

 

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Howard Munce at 100: A Centennial Celebration

Exhibits

Monday, June 29 - September 14, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Curated by Leonard Everett Fisher
Dedicated to Geraldine Munce
Opening Reception, Sunday, July 12, 4-6 pm

Howard Munce, the reigning “Dean of Westport Artists,” is turning 100. The Westport Historical Society will honor him with a centennial celebration of his work and his nearly eighty-year friendship with the town of Westport.

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Junior Archeologists Summer Program August 10-13

Kids

Monday, August 10 - August 13, 2015

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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For two sessions in August, children ages 5 – 12 can participate in exciting activities led by our Educational Director, Elizabeth DeVoll. Both programs are offered Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

On August 10 and continuing until August 13, the theme is archeology! Children will have fun and excitement digging around in the past. We will dig up all sorts of facts about our history! Participants will explore natural and timeless crafts and hobbies as well as meet a rock expert who will share his awesome collection. We’ll sculpt arrowheads, paint and design walking sticks, weave a basket, learn to play marbles and make a marble bag. Outdoor games and town walks are planned. The exciting finale will be a visit to Sherwood Island for a real dig.  $190 for members/ $225 for non-members and a sibling discount is offered.  Bring lunch, snack provided Pizza on Thursday.  To register on line, click on: Archeologists

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Junior Inventors Summer Program Aug 17-20

Kids

Monday, August 17 - August 20, 2015

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Children can participate in exciting activities led by our Education Director, Elizabeth DeVoll.  Both programs are offered Monday through Thursday from10 am- 2 pm.

Junior inventors, engineers, builders and thinkers will enjoy an active and imaginative four days jam-packed with engaging fun. Build robots, shadow boxes, classic wooden games, unique and personalized building blocks, and that’s just the beginning! Plenty of outdoor games, local walking tours and snacks are sure to please this group of creative thinkers! Members are $190, Non-Members $225. Sibling discount of $10. Bring lunch, snack provided.  Pizza on Thursday. To register, click on: Inventors

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