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

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Welcome to the life of Ed Vebell. In his 96 years, Ed did more things in more places than most people dream of. Like most of your older relatives Ed had stories to tell, but his span the globe, span time, and span famous events. Although recently departed, Ed Vebell still remains The Most Interesting Man In Westport.   …Read More

Coffeehouse at The Wheelers’: As Time Goes By with Suzanne Sheridan


Friday, March 23rd, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Coffeehouse at the Wheelers', the very popular and ongoing musical series now in its fifth year at WHS is doing something a bit curious on Friday, March 23 when performer and musical director Suzanne Sheridan will perform music of the World War II era to reflect the Society’s current exhibit The Curious Case of Ed Vebell. …Read More

“The Communist Cookbook” Book Talk


Thursday, April 5th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the Second World War draws to a close, George Clark finds himself posted to Bajapur to begin his life with the British Army. Worn out and broken-hearted, it isn't long before he is caught up in an impossible tangle. …Read More

“Community & Country: A Spirit of Service” Rescheduled


Friday, April 6th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHS presents a film featuring some of Westport military veterans and their stories. Created by Westport filmmaker Jarret Liotta, Community & Country: A Spirit of Service includes interviews with more than 20 local veterans, including Ed Vebell the star of our current exhibit the Curious Case of Ed Vebell, sharing insights into their personal experiences as a part of something that changed their lives forever.  …Read More

Behind The Scenes: Curator Talk


Friday, April 13th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Behind the Scenes of The Curious Case of Ed Vebell   Ed Vebell, famed illustrator and Nuremberg War Trial correspondent, led a fascinating and daring life. Join WHS, Education and Programs Director, Nicole Carpenter and guest Nick Foster, Curator of Collections from Wilton Historical Society Collections …Read More

Frank Porto Band: Tunes from The Big Band Era


Sunday, April 15th, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Musicians of a certain age will perform music of a certain vintage when the Connecticut-based Frank Porto Band performs tunes from the Big Band  Era and the Great American Songbook. …Read More

Danbury Raid: The British Are Coming


Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHS will host Ed Hynes' lecture marking the 241st anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach. As many Westport residents may know, the four-day raid, which started on April 25, 1777, …Read More

“A Documentary History of the United States” Author Discussion


Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alexander Heffner will discuss the tenth anniversary publication of his and Richard D. Heffner’s book, A Documentary History of the United States.    A Documentary History tells the story of how America was forged through the documents, speeches, and letters created by the country's most impactful figures. …Read More