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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

Chats on the Past: Inside Westport’s Famous Artists School

Chats on the Past: Inside Westport’s Famous Artists School

Virtual Event

Friday, June 25th, 2021 – Friday, June 25th, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with the last owner of the Famous Artists School which closed in 2016, Magdalen Livesey and Stephanie Plunkett, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, …Read More

Destination Westport: Women's Coalition

Destination Westport: Women’s Coalition

Walking Tour

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 – Saturday, June 26th, 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 who shaped Westport into the town that it is today.  …Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Raise the Flag

Tuesday Treasure: Raise the Flag

Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 – Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As we all prepare for the 4th of July, join the museum in look at some of the vintage flags in the permanent collection. See flags belonging to groups like …Read More

Destination Westport: The Path of Patriots Independence Day Cemetery Tour

Destination Westport: The Path of Patriots Independence Day Cemetery Tour

Walking Tour

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 – Friday, July 2nd, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

On July 8, 1779, during the war for Independence, British soldiers attacked Green’s Farms, burning buildings to the ground. Learn about Westport’s role in the American Revolution, by visiting the gravestones of those who served during the war for 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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