Programs

Upcoming Programs

Window to Westport's Past

Window to Westport’s Past and Present

Exhibits

Sunday, November 8 - March 26, 2015

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

WPA Images of Historic Houses:  Westport Historical Society unveils 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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Pop Up Valentine Workshop

Kids

Saturday, February 13, 2016

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

POP IN:  We supply all you need and more to create several awesome vintage and retro valentines for your loved ones!  Registration is suggested., 203-222-1424, Members: Kids, $5, Non Members $10 Members, Family: $20 Non-Members: $25

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Rock your February Vacation

Events

Tuesday, February 16 - February 18, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Westport Historical Society will offer a rockin’ February Vacation Program for kids ages 6-12 with Miss Elizabeth, Education Director.

Join us for a historical trip back in time where many exciting adventures are planned. Visit the Westport Town Hall’s murals and then paint your own.

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Kartooning Kids -For Kids who love to draw!

Kids

Wednesday, February 24 - April 6, 2016

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Learn about Westport’s cartooning legends and be inspired ! Develop your love of doodling, create new characters, and define your unique cartooning style.

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Confessions of an Urban Archeologist

Events

Sunday, February 28, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blogger and raconteur, Greg Van Antwerp has been digging in Connecticut for treasures from the past for over 35 years. His one-of-a-kind discoveries will amaze, delight and even make you chuckle. It’s a whole different take on America’s obsession with estate and garage sales. Among the many items he will share during his talk will be items from some Westport estates.

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Ambassador for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt – Book Signing

Events

Saturday, March 12, 2016

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Rough Rider Turned Peacemaker ~ Theodore Roosevelt is remembered today as a combative, trust-busting president whose motto was “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He is less well known as a skilled diplomat who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping work out a settlement of the Russo-Japanese War.

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Business District Walking Tour

National Hall Historic District Walking Tour

Events

Saturday, April 2, 2016

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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Walk with us through Saugatuck History

Events

Saturday, April 16, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join  Westport Historical Society  for one of its most popular walking tours, a stroll through Old Saugatuck accompanied by guide Bob Mitchell. The one-hour 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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Danbury Raid and The Battle of Compo Talk

Events

Thursday, April 28, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The British Are Coming … to the WHS

WHS will host a lecture on marking the 239th anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach.

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Kings Highway: Earliest Historic District in Westport

Events

Saturday, May 7, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Visit Two of the Oldest Homes in the District!
 Edward F. Gerber, Past President of the Historical Society, will host a walking tour of the Kings Highway North Historic District. The tour will be an opportunity for history buffs to learn about one of the town’s oldest settled areas, some homes of which date to the mid-1700s.

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