September 22nd, 2017 until December 31st, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHS is ahead of the curve: The Suburb of the Future, NYTimes Article:
Hello, 2067? It’s Westport. This exhibit envisions the town 50 years from now.
Compact smart homes with elevators. A commute-busting high-speed ferry from Westport to Manhattan. A bike path connecting downtown to the Saugatuck train station. Out-of-the-way lots for self-parking driverless cars.
Welcome to Westport in the year 2067. A new exhibit, 06880+50, brings together the innovative imaginings of a select group of Westport architects. The participants range from independent architects to members of large firms. The collection will include works from: David Adam Realty, Inc., Peter Cadoux Architects, Robert Cohen, Roger Ferris & Partners, Michael Greenberg & Associates, Juresko Herman, Frederick William Hoag, John Jones, Dierdra O’Farrelly, Leigh Overland, Rountree Architects, Sellars Lathrop Architects, Scott Springer, Robert Storm, and Vita Design Group.
“At Westport Historical Society, we believe that we foster a sense of community by celebrating the history of our town,” says Andrew Bentley, WHS Advisory Council member and exhibit sponsor. “With the 06880+50 show, we wanted to challenge ourselves to foster that same sense of community by looking toward the future.”
Thank you to our exhibit sponsors; Laurence S. Untermeyer and Andrew Bentley.