Upcoming Programs

Flying First Lady

Book Group and Lunch at Noon: Flying First Lady


Friday, May 6, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We are  pleased to announce the new Westport Historical Society Book Group. Participants will gather at WHS for a light lunch and to discuss books relating to Westport, regional, and national historic interests. The first meeting is set for Friday, May 6, at noon.

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Kings Highway: Earliest Historic District in Westport


Saturday, May 7, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 Edward F. Gerber, Past President of the Historical Society, will host a walking tour of the Kings Highway North Historic District. The tour will be an opportunity for history buffs to learn about one of the town’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date to the mid-1700s.

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Hat Ladies

Garden Party


Friday, June 10, 2016

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The pleasure of your company is cordially requested at this 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 10th at the Westport Woman’s Club.

Westport Historical Society’s Garden Party is a harbinger of Spring that brings together Westport’s most fabulous for an evening in celebration of history both past and present.

There will be many exciting surprises such as incredible silent and live auction treasures, and the Spring Hat Contest with prizes awarded for: Most Creative, Downton Abbey-tude, Best Use of Fresh Flowers, Lady’s Classic, Gentleman’s Classic, and Judges’ Favorite. 

Come join the fun!

Tickets: advance purchase by June 8th $100, day of Party $125

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Hidden Garden Tour – 25th Anniversary Year


Sunday, June 12, 2016

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Attention all gardening enthusiasts!  Please join us on Sunday, June 12th when Westport Historical Society presents its 25th Anniversary Hidden Garden Tour.

You will have a very special opportunity to experience six spectacular, not-to-be missed gardens in Westport, Greenfield Hill, and Southport.  “Each garden has been carefully selected in honor of this 25th Anniversary of the Hidden Garden Tour,”  said Event Chair, Edward F. Gerber.  Several of the gardens were favorites of past Tours in the 2000s, and are being showcased again by popular demand to see how they have evolved.

Exceptional sights to see will be: a unique historic property featuring an axial border planting of perennials and herbaceous plants, a rose garden of four distinct color sections, an apple orchard, and a squatter’s garden where friends are encouraged to grow vegetables; a walled rose garden with a surviving American Elm overlooking Southport Harbor; a garden with three rock outcroppings, woodland garden and pathways, an abundant raspberry patch, and greenhouse; and a truly breath-taking property on Long Island Sound.

Tickets: advance purchase $60, day of Tour $70:

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Tracy Yost

Twilight Cycle Ride to Compo


Monday, June 20, 2016

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic twilight ride on a beach bike cruiser with the bike lady, Tracy Yost, to benefit WHS.  Meet at the Westport Farmers Market lot on Imperial Avenue at 4:45 pm  to explore and have fun.  

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