Events

Saturday with the Society: Family Workshop Series

Events

Saturday, April 1, 2017

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Westport Historical Society’s proudly hosts a family workshop series called “Saturday with the Society”. 

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Qi Gong with Susan

Events

Monday, April 3, 2017

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Susan Gold, the Executive Director of the Westport Historical Society is proud to announce a six week session called 

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The Role of Art in the American Revolution

American Revolution

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As chief curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Westport resident Robin Jaffee Frank saw first-hand how children, sitting cross-legged before paintings of the American Revolution, learned about the history of their country. 

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Saturday with the Society: Family Workshop Series

Events

Saturday, April 15, 2017

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Westport Historical Society’s proudly hosts a family workshop series called “Saturday with the Society”.  The workshop series is geared for  children, ages 6-12, and their families.  We will spend the morning at WHS with local chefs Ramin Ganeshram and Mia Wiggers creating handsome marzipan hedgehogs just as colonists would have in the eighteenth century. Children will also take a turn churning butter and other tasks Connecticut colonists performed in the 1700’s. Members $10, Non-members $12 and a Sibling Discount of $5. 

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American Revolution Talk: A Family Divided

American Revolution

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writer Jonathan Bennett Walker grew up on Compo Road South listening to his great- grandmother’s stories about his Bennett ancestors during the American Revolution.

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Monument Madness & Minuteman Monument

American Revolution

Thursday, April 20, 2017

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Minute Man and Battle of Compo

Walk back in time to the turn of the 20th century with Town Curator Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, as she talks about The Minute Man Monument

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The 1777 Danbury Raid Talk

American Revolution

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Ed Hynes for an insigtful talk on two local battles.  In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot’s supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury. 

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Coffeehouse Tribute to Bob Dylan

Events

Friday, April 28, 2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The next Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s with singer-songwriter Suzanne Sheridan and guest musicians will pay tribute to Bob Dylan

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Danbury Raid Bus Tour with Ed Hynes

American Revolution

Sunday, May 7, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for an all day tour led by Ed Hynes, CFA

In the spring of 1777 the British landed a force of 2,000 men on Compo Beach with the goal of confiscating or destroying the Patriot’s supply of tents and other provisions stashed in Danbury. 

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