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Garden Party

Events

Friday, June 10, 2016

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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The pleasure of your company is cordially requested at this 25th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, June 10th at the Westport Woman’s Club.

Westport Historical Society’s Garden Party is a harbinger of Spring that brings together Westport’s most fabulous for an evening in celebration of history both past and present.

There will be many exciting surprises such as incredible silent and live auction treasures, and the Spring Hat Contest with prizes awarded for: Most Creative, Downton Abbey-tude, Best Use of Fresh Flowers, Lady’s Classic, Gentleman’s Classic, and Judges’ Favorite. 

Come join the fun!

Tickets: advance purchase by June 8th $100, day of Party $125

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Hidden Garden Tour – 25th Anniversary Year

Events

Sunday, June 12, 2016

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Attention all gardening enthusiasts!

Tour-goers will have a very special opportunity to experience six spectacular, not-to-be-missed gardens in Westport, Greenfield Hill, and Southport.  “Each garden has been carefully selected in honor of this 25th Anniversary of the Hidden Garden Tour,” said Event Chair, Edward F. Gerber.  Several of the gardens were favorites of past Tours in the 2000s, and are being showcased again by popular demand to see how they have evolved.

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Coffeehouse at the Wheeler’s (with a French Accent)!

Events

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Coffeehouse at the Wheeler” will become a French boite, or café, on Friday, June 17, when it returns  with singer/guitarist Suzanne Sheridan and accordionist Don Gerundo performing an evening of café songs by Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel.

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Haskins Preserve

Haskins Preserve Tree Walk

Events

Saturday, June 18, 2016

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

WHS will host a guided walk through the park-like Haskins Preserve, a former estate remarkable for its collection of non-native trees from China and Japan. 

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Tracy Yost

Twilight Cycle Ride to Compo

Events

Monday, June 20, 2016

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic twilight ride on a beach bike cruiser with the bike lady, Tracy Yost, to benefit WHS.  Meet at the Westport Farmers Market lot on Imperial Avenue at 4:45 pm  to explore and have fun.  

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Mill Pond

Walking Tours of Compo Cove

Events

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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Captains Cove

All Aboard: Captain’s Cove Tour

Events

Sunday, July 24, 2016

11:15 am - 1:00 pm

Join us  at 11:15 am for   great activities at Captain’s Cove Marina in Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport.  In the 18th century, the Historic Black Rock Harbor, now known as Captain’s Cove was used as a trade port and shipbuilding center.

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Kids Summer Program: Sketch to Stretch

Events

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. 

Elizabeth DeVoll will be partnered with Marion Kelly for an integrated art and writing experience your child will not forget!  In addition to outdoor games, crafts and cooking, campers will be visiting local historical landmarks such as Mill Pond, Sherwood Island and the Adams Academy one-room schoolhouse.

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