Events

MUNCE - SKETCH CLASS

Howard Munce at 100: A Centennial Celebration and Howard’s World

Exhibits

Monday, June 29 - September 14, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Curated by Leonard Everett Fisher
Dedicated to Geraldine Munce

Westport artist Howard Munce, a longtime leader in the town’s arts community, is turning 100 this year and the Westport Historical Society will honor him with a “Centennial Celebration” not just of his work but of his 80 years of living in and giving his talents to the town of Westport.  BECOME A FRIEND OF HOWARD; donate to this exhibit to honor Howard and be listed in  our gallery as a donor. Donations can be made on line here.

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Penny

Miss America: Not Just Another Pretty Face with Author Penny Pearlman

Events

Thursday, September 10, 2015

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“The Myth of Miss America: Not Just Another Pretty Face” talk at Westport Historical Society

Catamount ConcersationsWestporter Penny Pearlman, author of the triple award winning Pretty Smart: Lessons from our Miss Americas, will talk about the history of the Miss America Pageant, the controversies surrounding the pageant and why Miss America is still iconic in American culture. 

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Frank Portoindex

Musical History Tour with Frank Porto Band

Events

Saturday, September 12, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Musicians of a certain age will perform music of a certain vintage when the Connecticut-based Frank Porto Band performs tunes from the Big Band Era and the Great American Songbook here at WHS.

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Talk of the Town

Talk of The Town: New Exhibit

Events

Friday, September 25 - October 26, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:  Friday, Oct. 2, 6-8 pm

New Yorker Covers Revisited At The Westport Historical Society, “Talk of the Town,” an exhibition of covers from The New Yorker and current photographs of the Westport scenes that inspired them, will go on view September 25. The exhibition celebrates “The New Yorker in Westport,” a new book by Eve Potts and Andrew Bentley.

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Nina Sankovich

The Lost Art of Letter Writing with Author Nina Sankovitch

Events

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Nina Sankovitch, the acclaimed author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading will discuss her new book, SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED:  Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing.Catamount Concersations

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Saugatuck Walking Tour

Old Saugatuck Walking Tour

Tours

Saturday, October 17, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walk With Us Through Saugatuck History

Join the Westport Historical Society on Sunday, September 20, for one of its most popular walking tours, a stroll through Old Saugatuck accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell. The tour begins at 3:00  p.m. and ends with a drink on the house at one of Saugatuck’s favorite haunts, the Black Duck. 

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