Brickwalk Graphic
Brickwalk Graphic
Make Your Mark on History: Purchase your Engraved Brick for our Walkway

May 27th until September 5th

 Buy Your Engraved Brick Now

The WHS has a wonderful way to guarantee your place in Westport’s history. By donating to our new Brickwalk and Patio initiative you will help pave the way! With personalized bricks we will create a brand new pathway at the Westport Historical Society’s front door.  Each brick is a tax deductible donation. 

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a beautiful POND

“the beautiful POND”


Sunday, May 15th, 2016
through Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exhibit to celebrate Old Mill Pond, Compo Cove

The charming town of Westport, CT can attribute its very existence, in large part, to the Sherwood Mill Pond.

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Mill Pond

Walking Tours of Compo Cove


Sunday, June 26th, 2016
through Sunday, August 21st, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours.   “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the sky’s reflection.”

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children writing Camp

Kids Summer Program: Sketch to Stretch


Monday, August 15th, 2016
through Thursday, August 25th, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sketch to Stretch: Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks,  children 6-13,  join us for a fun and memorable summer learning experience that will make for a creative transition from the Lazy Days of Summer to the new and exciting school year. 

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Kayak to Cockenoe

7th Annual Kayak to Cockenoe


Saturday, August 20th, 2016

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, August 20, 10 am – 12:30 pm
$20 tax deductible donation per boat, Members: $15 donation per boat , Rain date: August 21
Meet at: Longshore Sailing School, Longshore Park, Westport

Please note : the $20 donation is for the guided tour only.  Kayak rentals are available for a separate fee, paid directly to Longshore Sailing School.  For single or double kayak rental prices, please call Longshore Sailing School at 203-226-4646 or visit their website at

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Norm Bloom Copps Island Oysters

Celebrate our Shellfishing History with Norm Bloom & Son


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Westport Historical Society is proud to host a field trip to Norm Bloom & Son Copps Island Oyster Facility.  For three generations Norm Bloom & Son has farmed and harvested oysters and clams from the clean, cold waters of the Connecticut Shore.

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Frank Porto Band

Musical History Tour with Frank Porto Band


Sunday, October 9th, 2016

2:00 pm - 3:00 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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