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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

Tuesday Treasure: Let There Be Light

Tuesday Treasure: Let There Be Light

Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Light has always been of the utmost importance, whether lighting a darkened colonial house or a factory floor. Hear more about the various forms of illumination that Westport residents used in the past. …Read More

Destination Westport: Women's Coalition

Destination Westport: Women’s Coalition

Walking Tour

Saturday, September 25th, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate women’s history in the museum’s newest downtown stroll. Learn about the business owners, activists and larger-than-life ladies …Read More

Dragon Lady, Sigrid Schultz Live Performance

Dragon Lady, Sigrid Schultz Live Performance

Live Performance

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear the incredible story of Sigrid Schultz—portrayed by local actress Linda Hudson—as she recounts her life as Bureau Chief of The Chicago Tribune’s Berlin office during the second World War. …Read More

Destination Westport: Art from the Beyond

Destination Westport: Art from the Beyond

Spooktober

Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones?  Join WM Programs & Collections Director Nicole Carpenter at the Greens Farms Lower Cemetery to discuss the 18th and 19th century superstitions associated with cemeteries and the dearly departed. Hear the tale of Westport’s accused witches  …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


Museum Musings: History Blog