Upcoming Programs

a beautiful POND

“the beautiful POND”


Sunday, May 15 - September 3, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An exhibit to celebrate Old Mill Pond, Compo Cove

The charming town of Westport, CT can attribute its very existence, in large part, to the Sherwood Mill Pond.

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Mill Pond

Walking Tours of Compo Cove


Sunday, June 26 - August 21, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours.   “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the sky’s reflection.”

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children writing Camp

Kids Summer Program: Sketch to Stretch


Monday, August 15 - August 25, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sketch to Stretch: Monday through Thursday for two consecutive weeks,  children 6-13,  join us for a fun and memorable summer learning experience that will make for a creative transition from the Lazy Days of Summer to the new and exciting school year. 

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Kayak to Cockenoe

7th Annual Kayak to Cockenoe


Saturday, August 20, 2016

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, August 20, 10 am – 12:30 pm
$20 tax deductible donation per boat, Members: $15 donation per boat , Rain date: August 21
Meet at: Longshore Sailing School, Longshore Park, Westport

Please note : the $20 donation is for the guided tour only.  Kayak rentals are available for a separate fee, paid directly to Longshore Sailing School.  For single or double kayak rental prices, please call Longshore Sailing School at 203-226-4646 or visit their website at

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Norm Bloom Copps Island Oysters

Celebrate our Shellfishing History with Norm Bloom & Son


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Westport Historical Society is proud to host a field trip to Norm Bloom & Son Copps Island Oyster Facility.  For three generations Norm Bloom & Son has farmed and harvested oysters and clams from the clean, cold waters of the Connecticut Shore.

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