Exhibit on view through October 2018

Exhibit explores important contributions–and struggles–of town’s black residents from earliest settlement to present.

Produced in community partnership with TEAM Westport, town’s diversity action committee


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

Remember Westport’s Enslaved Peoples

Monday, June 18th – Monday, December 31st

Tomorrow’s History

Friday, October 19th

Museum Initiative: The Visual Artists of Westport


Thursday, September 27th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Image:  Fertile Ways 1994 Alberta Cifolelli, Housatonic Museum of Art   Long time Westport resident and cultural champion, Len Fisher will fill the evening with stories of artists who made our community a haven for creativity. Artists began to make Westport …Read More

In Gatsby’s Shoes: Twice Is Nice, Our most popular tour returns!


Saturday, September 29th, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 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

Trouble in the Land of Steady Habits: Constitution of 1818


Sunday, September 30th, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How We Got to the Constitution of 1818 Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition Connecticut in 1818 was in many ways eerily similar to Connecticut in 2018: A troubled state, seeking a new direction. …Read More

Art From The Beyond Walking Tour


Saturday, October 6th, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones? …Read More

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 Tracey Sherrod


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition...   In 1927, Barracoon author Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Plateau, Alabama, to visit eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the Clotilda, …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