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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

Remember Westport’s Enslaved Peoples

Events

Monday, June 18th, 2018 – Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

All Day

As part of the  “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport” exhibit, WHS is memorializing the names of over 200 enslaved persons who made up an essential, but often overlooked part of our Town’s History.  Each name will be inscribed permanently on a brick in our Brickwalk.  Please sponsor a brick for $20 which covers cost of brick and installation at no profit to WHS.     Upon the close… …Read More

Book Discussion, Garden and House Tour!

Events

Friday, August 24th, 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kelle Ruden, A professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the book discussion.   Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden Tour: Saturday, August 25, 10:30am - 12pm In partnership with the Westport Garden Club. …Read More

Bellamy-Ferriday House Tour: Home of the Lilac Girls

Events

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing… …Read More

Ice Cream Social

Events

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Skip the line and pre-buy your tickets! Visit Saugatuck Sweets at their Facebook page here. …Read More

Traces of the Trade: Film Screening and Discussion

Events

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Traces of the Trade” Film Screening and Discussion with the DeWolf Family   Slavery and its legacy is a stain on the history of America, adversely impacting millions of lives. In Traces of the Trade: A Story From The Deep North, hidden legacy of slavery in America for both black and white families is explored.   …Read More