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“Johnnie Get Your Gun”: American Artists Respond to World War I


Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

James Montgomery Flagg, I Want You For U.S. Army, 1917, New-York Historical Society   In this collaboration with Westport Public Library and WestportREADS, Robin Jaffee Frank will explore American artists’ responses to World War II.  …Read More

Opening Reception, January 28


Sunday, January 28th, 2018 – Monday, April 16th, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet Ed Vebell. He is 96, a nonagenarian, and he’s probably lived a more interesting life than you have. Like most of your older relatives Ed has stories to tell, but his span the globe, span time, and span famous events. …Read More

Annual Meeting


Sunday, January 28th, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Annual Meeting of the Westport Historical Society will be held in the Sheffer Gallery of the Society 25 Avery Place, across from Westport Town Hall, on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1-2 pm. All current members of the Society are invited to attend.  Those interested in becoming members should pick up a membership form at the Society or you may join online here.  The slate of Officers, Directors &… …Read More

“On the Front”: Veterans Reflections on WWI


Sunday, February 4th, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join WHS for a panel discussion regarding veterans reflections on their own experiences of war and how the “great war” altered their world. …Read More

February Break Program


Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 – Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Westport Historical Society will present three fun-filled days during vacation week relating to awareness and activism for children ages 6-11. Join us for one, two or all three days. …Read More

Author Liza Mundy on: Code Girls


Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Liza Mundy is the New York Times bestselling author of The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family and Michelle: A Biography. Her new book The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II  reveals one of World War II’s last remaining secrets …Read More