Exploring Westport History at the Wheeler House

Westport Historical Society is proud to announce receipt of an Award of Merit for the educational program Exploring Westport History at the Wheeler House by the Connecticut League of Historical Organizations.

The Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) is an organization which helps historical organizations in Connecticut develop and network according to national museum standards. The CLHO presents Awards of Merit to institutions and individuals who demonstrate the highest of professional standards and further the understanding of Connecticut history.

Westport Historical Society (WHS) has been taking part in the CLHO coordinated StEPs program to develop a strong professional based museum for local history. Through this program WHS has been standardizing its practices and striving to create interactive and relevant programs for today’s audience. WHS is honored to receive this esteemed Award of Merit for their third grade tour.

Exploring Westport History at the Wheeler House is an annual field trip for all third grade students in the Westport public schools. On the tour students were guided through four learning centers to strengthen their visual literacy and critical thinking skills through careful observation of historic spaces and objects from the past.

“Winning the merit award was validation for all the hard work and determination everyone at WHS is putting forward,” said Education and Programming Director, Nicole Carpenter, “not only for this tour but for all of our programs, events and exhibitions.”

WHS has more scheduled in the coming months including the month long town collaborative celebrating the Danbury Raid in April, as well as their Hidden Garden Tour in June. For information on WHS events click here for upcoming events.

Connecticut League of Historical Organizations
Connecticut League of Historical Organizations