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To continually engage in scholarly research and examination of Westport’s history as part of the larger American story in order to encourage interest in recognizing and preserving the records, relics and historic sites of the Town of Westport and vicinity, thereby encouraging a holistic view of local and national history that is inclusive of the histories of all people and groups represented in American heritage

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores.  …Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Compo

Tuesday Treasure: Compo

Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cannons and pavilions and bathing suits, oh my! Hear more about the objects associated with Westport’s beloved Compo beach. Why would cannon balls be found under the sand?  …Read More

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today. …Read More

Chats on the Past: Anna Redding

Chats on the Past: Anna Redding

Virtual Event

Friday, August 20th, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Anna Redding, Emmy Award–winning journalist and author of Rescuing the Declaration of Independence. …Read More

Announcements

Honor Your Loved Ones with a Brick!

WM will be closed due to the COVID-19 virus following the closure protocol for the Westport School System


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