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We are a private museum inspiring the holistic and inclusive histories in the American story. Westport Museum hosts exhibits, programs and events for children and adults. We safeguard extensive collections including archives, costumes, objects, and art which are used to foster historical exploration. Westport Museum is not funded by the Town of Westport.

 

Connecticut Witch Panic Escape Room Returns!

Connecticut Witch Panic Escape Room Returns!

Special Event

Saturday, February 18th, 2023 – Saturday, June 24th, 2023

8:00 pm

Our escape room runs from February 18th through June 24th. Time slots are available Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11:30 am to 5 pm; on Fridays and Saturdays slots run from …Read More

LGBTQ Oral Histories Wanted!

LGBTQ Oral Histories Wanted!

Free Event

Thursday, June 1st, 2023 – Friday, June 30th, 2023

12:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Westport Pride and the Westport Museum for History & Culture have joined forces to create a new LGBTQ Oral History Project!  Historically, queer narratives have been conspicuously absent from community archives, leaving a void in the historical record. This omission is a consequence of the pervasive bias and criminalization endured by gay, trans, and nonbinary citizens throughout …Read More

Father’s Day Card Kit

Father’s Day Card Kit

Special Event

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 – Saturday, June 17th, 2023

All Day

Make your own celebratory card for the dads in your life with a Westport Museum card kit.  Each kit includes vintage-themed supplies to create your very own vintage-styled cards!  …Read More

Student Exhibit Opening “Reluctant Liberators: Westport in the Civil War”

Student Exhibit Opening “Reluctant Liberators: Westport in the Civil War”

Exhibit Opening

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the opening of our new, student-curated exhibit on the Civil War! Come see how local residents contributed to the war effort. Hear how Westport, despite its Union status, may not have supported abolition and racial equality in the way we’d believe. The conflict marks a period of great change in American history – one Westport helped shape.  …Read More