Events

Recurring Events

Saugatuck@ Work Survey

The Westport Historical Society wants to know what interests you and if you feel we are providing the kind of experience you’re looking for. Please help us evaluate our exhibition: Saugatuck@ Work: Haven of Community, Industry and Innovation by taking this survey. It only takes 5 minutes! We’d appreciate a response even if you have not visited the exhibition yet. …read more

Lambin post conservation
Lambin post conservation
Exhibit: Saugatuck at Work – Extended through June 14

January 1st until June 14th

Saugatuck’s Past Come Alive in Westport’s Artist Mural

Robert L. Lambdin’s meticulously researched mural depicting Saugatuck as a center of manufacturing and river commerce in 19th century Westport will anchor the exhibition “Saugatuck @ Work – Haven of Community, Industry, Innovation”.

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Minute Man Day Activities, All Day!

Events

Sunday, April 26, 2015

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

For 105 years Westport’s Minute Man Monument has honored the heroism of local patriots who took up their own arms in “a minute’s notice” to defend their country when British forces invaded Connecticut on April 25, 1777.

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TEATALK

TEA Talk “Healing through the Arts”-Reception to follow at WHS

Tours

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Westport Arts Advisory Committee (WAAC) will present its second “TEA Talk” (Thinkers, Educators, Artists) on Sunday May 3, 2015, 2 p.m. in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium with a reception at WHS.

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Saugatuck Walking Tour

Old Saugatuck Walking Tour

Tours

Saturday, May 16, 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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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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Hidden Garden Tour

Tours

Sunday, June 14, 2015

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We’ve pushed the clocks ahead and welcomed in spring; now thoughts are turning to summer sunshine and flowers. And this goes double for planners of our Hidden Garden Tour, who have been busy for months sowing the seeds for an exciting new edition of this annual fundraising event.

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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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