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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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 Treasures

History Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  Ever seen “Mysteries at the Museum” or “Night at the Museum”? Now’s your chance to see the highlights of your very own local museum! …Read More

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series: Services—to buy or not to buy?

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series 

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

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

“Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital”

Pages Through The Ages

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discuss Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky in connection with our exhibition Taking the Cure: Public Health 1880-1960 …Read More

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Museum Musings : Monthly History Article
  • Art Fraud , A 218-year old Cold Case, and the History Detectives From WHS

    Art Fraud , A 218-year old Cold Case, and the History Detectives From WHS

    By Ramin Ganeshram, Executive Director, May 15th, 2019 Those who love history often find themselves thinking about it nearly all the time and in many contexts. Here at WHS our focus is on American history as demonstrated through the local Westport story, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in new discoveries about Ancient Egypt, or 19th Century Europe or Imperial China or the Pre-Colombian Western Hemisphere…you get the idea. It should …Read More »
  • Laughing At Ourselves

    Laughing At Ourselves

    Through the years, the town of Westport has both been home to actors and directors as well as the backdrop for both the big and small screen. Films like The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit from 1956 and 2018’s Land of Steady Habits used Westport as a foil to explore hidden themes of the somber side of suburban life. Outside of town cameos, The Westport Historical Society has had its own …Read More »