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Saugatuck Socials: A Christmas Carol

History Happy Hour

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  The Westport Museum, previously the Westport Historical Society, began in Saugatuck in 1889. Members read interesting historical documents aloud or shared local stories. …Read More

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series: Independent Researchers & Temples of Hidden Knowledge

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series 

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  Brown bag your lunch and learn the basics of DIY Genealogy from acclaimed WHS’ Archives Manager Sara Krasne! …Read More

“Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schulz” Exhibition Opening 

Free Event

Monday, January 20th, 2020

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Be among the first to experience Westport Museum’s newest exhibit “Dragon Lady” exploring the life and legacy of Westporter Sigrid Schulz.     Born in Chicago in 1893, war correspondent Schulz was bureau chief for Central Europe The Chicago Tribune in the years leading up to World War II and the first woman to hold that position for a major news service. …Read More

Valentine Making Drop in

Special Event

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

  Drop-in and create a valentine for a friend, family member or partner! Suitable for all ages this free program encourages each of us to send a token of appreciation to someone we care about.  We also encourage cards to be left with us to bring to a local senior center to share the love. …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 »