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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: Dark History of Westport

Destination Westport: Dark History of Westport

Spooktober

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. Care for a stroll …Read More

Panic in Connecticut, Herstory Performance

Panic in Connecticut, Herstory Performance

Live Performance

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say” is a one woman show, performed by Virginia Wolfe based upon painstaking research that sheds light on the puritan society that condemned so-called witches …Read More

12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

Spooktober

Friday, October 29th, 2021

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide …Read More

Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Spooktober

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Though the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health. Follow our docent through the park and discover the tales …Read More

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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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