Women of Westport

May 29th, 2006 until September 3rd, 2006

All Day

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
Westport Young Woman’s League

May 29 – September 3, 2006

The New York Times called them “62 Irate Women”, but our search through countless scrapbooks and other archival material revealed the little-known story of an incredible core of innovative and dynamic women – who used their diverse talents to build an organization that has evolved into one of Westport’s hidden treasures.

Do you know about the 10,000 cupcake project – or how the Levitt Pavilion and the Compo Playground came to be? Or that the WYWL has raised over $3.8 million dollars that is donated to over 150 non-profit organizations?

These projects and many more were featured in this exhibit about a very active organization of Westport women.

Sponsored by
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Needlepoint “quilt” created by League members for their 20th anniversary, depicting League-supported activities