Current Exhibit

Sunday, January 28th – Monday, April 16th

Join WHS’ award winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions.

February Break Program


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 – Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Westport Historical Society will present three fun-filled days during vacation week relating to awareness and activism for children ages 6-11. Join us for one, two or all three days. …Read More

Author Liza Mundy on: Code Girls


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Liza Mundy is the New York Times bestselling author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family and Michelle: A Biography. Her new book The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II  reveals one of World War II’s last remaining secrets …Read More

Night at the Museum


Thursday, March 1st, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What happens when the lights go out at Wheeler House? Only the night watchman knows...or does he? Once the sun goes down on March 1, you can learn about the after-dark doings at one of downtown Westport's beloved historic landmarks. …Read More

“Community & Country: A Spirit of Service”


Thursday, March 8th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHS presents a film featuring some of Westport military veterans and their stories. Created by Westport filmmaker Jarret Liotta, Community & Country: A Spirit of Service includes interviews with more than 20 local veterans, including Ed Vebell the star of our current exhibit the Curious Case of Ed Vebell, sharing insights into their personal experiences as a part of something that changed their lives forever.  …Read More

Ready, Set, SWING!


Sunday, March 11th, 2018

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

It's all about the brass! Before the boys shipped out to fight the enemy in World War 2, they danced the night away with their best girls to the big band tunes of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Glen Miller. …Read More

“Trial of the Century: Nuremberg Trials Lecture”


Thursday, March 15th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 20, 1945, 10 a.m.: In the old fortress prison in Nuremberg, northern Germany, 23 defendants fill the prisoners' dock in the central courtroom, some of them the elite of Nazi political gangsterdom.   The ensuing trials would be an effort to dispense justice in lieu of vindictive retribution. If the world were to have any chance to heal, the Rule of Law would have to prevail. Citing violations of… …Read More

Come Build Westport with Legos!


Sunday, March 18th, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All ages are welcome to Come Build Westport using 70,000 LEGO building blocks!   The event, ideal for ages 8 and up, gives families the opportunity to make LEGO replicas of vintage homes and commercial buildings selected by the Historical Society. …Read More

Theater Workshop Series


Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Have a flair for the dramatic? Think the stage is for you? Participate in an eight week theater workshop for middle schoolers (age 11 to 14), March 21 through May 9, focused on interpretation and embodiment of historical figures. …Read More

Coffeehouse at The Wheelers’: As Time Goes By with Suzanne Sheridan


Friday, March 23rd, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffeehouse at the Wheelers',” the very popular and ongoing musical series now in its fifth year at WHS is doing something a bit curious on Friday, March 23 when performer and musical director Suzanne Sheridan will perform music of the World War 2 era to reflect the Society’s current exhibit “The Curious Case of Ed Vebell.” …Read More