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Exhibition Series: The Last Year of the War

Book Group

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  Exhibition Insights Fiction Book Discussion Series  A new series! Join a docent-led tour of our current exhibition followed by a book discussion to gain greater insight into the historical context of the exhibit. Professional moderator Kelle Ruden will lead the book discussions.  …Read More

Plum Pudding Workshop

Take & Make History

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  No dessert says “Christmas” quite like plum pudding. This delectably moist, dessert, heady with the flavor of  brandy, is a Victorian tradition that recalls the charming holidays of yore. …Read More

Wreath Making Workshop

Holly Days

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  Sara Shaw, a floral designer at Hedge, joins the museum for a holiday workshop in wreath making! Materials for the wreath including frame, greens and seasonal fauna will be complimented by your own ornaments and items from home. …Read More

Jingle Bell Rock Family Day: Special Appearance by Santa Claus!

Holly Days

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  We’re gonna rock around the museum! Bring the whole family to discover the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. Take part in a variety of crafts and activities, take a ride through town in a horse drawn carriage, and decorate sugar cookies as a holiday treat. Listen to Charles Dickens read from his beloved story, A Christmas Carol.  Finally, get a selfie with Santa! …Read More

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  • We All Scream!

    We All Scream!

    It’s October or “Spooky Season” as my teenage daughter likes to call it. There is good fun in getting a good fright. After all, who doesn’t love a good scream from time to time? Here at the Museum, we host Spooktober, a month of programming paying homage to the creepy and sinister events that are the hallmark of this time of year. From our resurrection of author Washington Irving to retell his …Read More »
  • What’s In a Name?

    What’s In a Name?

    In a world where things change so rapidly, one can always depend on history to comfortingly, placidly stay the same—right?  Wrong.  In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.   It is only the facts of the past that remain unchanged. The truth of what happened, when, who was involved, who gained and who lost—these facts are irrefutable. Whether those facts are accurately retold—or told from all perspectives—is another matter entirely.   It’s an important …Read More »