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Illuminating The Past: Lantern Tour


Saturday, October 20th, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ninth Annual Tour:  Stories from Beyond The Grave: Meet us at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport …Read More

Barracoon: Book Discussion with publisher Tracy Sherrod


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition...   In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Plateau, Alabama, to visit eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the Clotilda, the last slaver known to have made the transatlantic journey. …Read More

Spooktober Pumpkin Decorating Contest


Friday, October 26th, 2018 – Saturday, October 27th, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prepare for ghoulish family fun for all ages at the Westport Historical Society’s Pumpkin Contest during WHS’ month-long celebration, Spooktober! …Read More

Night at the Haunted Wheeler House


Saturday, October 27th, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Located at Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place   For the first time ever WHS has been taken over by ghosts and apparitions! Try to solve the mystery of the ghosts at the Haunted Historical Society.   …Read More

As part of the “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport” exhibit, WHS is memorializing the names of over 200 enslaved persons.

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Sunday 12 – 4 pm

Closed Mondays


Admission for Exhibit

Adults: $5

Students & Seniors: $3

Members & Children 10 and under: No Charge

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Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation

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