Susan Gold, Executive Director
Phone: 203-222-1424 x 105

Susan joined the WHS staff in 2004 as Education Co-ordinator/ Director. Susan became the Executive Director in January 2007. A former Program Director at the Lockwood-Matthews Manson Museum Susan co-ordinated a host of successful programs at WHS, including children’s vacation programs, Time Travelers Summer Program, walking tours and educational seminars for the community. “Our programs are about engaging kids to come away with a fact or experience that they will want to share with their friends and family. We want people to think of WHS as a welcoming place that is worth visiting many times throughout the year”.


Elizabeth Petrie DeVoll, Director of Education
Phone: 203-222-1424 x108                                             

Elizabeth, a Westport artist and educator, or “Ms. Elizabeth” as known by her students, has been teaching art in the area for more than 15 years.  She believes every child has a unique style and voice.  She uses a huge array of materials and supplies to encourage the joy in the process of artistic creation.  Ms. DeVoll also teaches a cartooning workshop for children at  WHS and special Saturday programs that tie in with holidays and exhibits.  


Barbara Peck, Assistant Director
Phone: 203-222-1424 x 106

Barbara joined The Westport Historical Society in January 2007. A former administrator in theater management, she has overseen hundreds of national tours for the educational field including drama, comedy and ethnic dance performances.  Barbara is also the General Manager at The  Fairfield County Children’s Choir when not at WHS. She lives in Trumbull with  her  two daughters.



Mimi Burroughs, Gift Shop Manager
Phone: 203-2122-1424 x100

Olivia Yule, Gift Shop
Phone: 203-222-1424 x100