Upcoming Programs

Business District Walking Tour

Business District Walking Tour: National Hall & Post Rd East


Saturday, October 10, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a walking tour of the town’s Business Center District and discover facts about such historic sites as National Hall and the former Westport Bank & Trust Company building. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Judith Marks-White hi res. photo 2015

Tickling Your Funny Bone: A Humorous Romp From Column to Novel with Judith Marks-White


Thursday, October 15, 2015

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Award-winning Westport News humor columnist and novelist will be addressing WHS in an interview titled: “Tickling Your Funny Bone: A Humorous Romp From Column to Novel.”

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JMKA Architects presents: Creating Landscape Design


Saturday, October 17, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Justin Quinn, Studio Director of Greenwich-based Herman Doyle Design Associates, will present his award winning creative design philosophy at WHS and will discuss the importance of responding to the architecture and environment when initiating a landscape design project.

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Saugatuck Walking Tour

Old Saugatuck Walking Tour


Saturday, October 17, 2015

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Walk With Us Through Saugatuck History

Join the Westport Historical Society on Sunday, September 20, for one of its most popular walking tours, a stroll through Old Saugatuck accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell. The tour begins at 3:00  p.m. and ends with a drink on the house at one of Saugatuck’s favorite haunts, the Black Duck. 

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Election Day

Banner Day at WHS for kids


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Election Day, kids can cast their votes for fun, creativity and learning here at WHS.

From 10 am to 2 pm, our day will be filled with activities. We’ll paint, sculpt and assemble folk art versions of Old Glory, explore the barn and root cellar and create our own imaginative “root people”.  A treasure hunt is planned here at the Wheeler House as well. Bake and enjoy Harvest Muffins for snack. Elizabeth Devoll, our Education Director, will run the day’s program.

Bring a bag lunch and prepare for an exciting patriotic day, $55 for non members and $45 for members

For reservations, call 203-222-1424

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Window to Westport's Past

Window to Westport’s Past and Present


Sunday, November 8 - March 26, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception,  Sunday, November 8,  3 to 5 pm

WPA Images of Historic Houses:  Westport Historical Society will unveil an exhibit of photographs of historic Westport homes taken in the 1930s under the auspices of the federal Works Progress Administration.

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Artisan Imagete+te

One of a Kind Artisans’ Boutique


Friday, November 13 - November 14, 2015

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 13, 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner, and with that in mind WHS is hosting a “One of a Kind” boutique offering a unique selection of jewelry, ceramics, scarves and handbags made by Westport area artisans. Join us for wine, cheese and music in the Society’s Sheffer Gallery.

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