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“The President is a Sick Man”

Pages Through The Ages

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Discuss The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth by Matthew Algeo. …Read More

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

9:15 am - 11:30 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

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

9:15 am - 11:30 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

“American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell”

Pages Through The Ages

Monday, August 19th, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  To compliment the Westport Historical Society’s exhibit about George Hand Wright, discuss American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell by Deborah Solomon. …Read More

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Museum Musings : Monthly History Article
  • Art Fraud , A 218-year old Cold Case, and the History Detectives From WHS

    Art Fraud , A 218-year old Cold Case, and the History Detectives From WHS

    By Ramin Ganeshram, Executive Director, May 15th, 2019 Those who love history often find themselves thinking about it nearly all the time and in many contexts. Here at WHS our focus is on American history as demonstrated through the local Westport story, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t interested in new discoveries about Ancient Egypt, or 19th Century Europe or Imperial China or the Pre-Colombian Western Hemisphere…you get the idea. It should …Read More »
  • Laughing At Ourselves

    Laughing At Ourselves

    Through the years, the town of Westport has both been home to actors and directors as well as the backdrop for both the big and small screen. Films like The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit from 1956 and 2018’s Land of Steady Habits used Westport as a foil to explore hidden themes of the somber side of suburban life. Outside of town cameos, The Westport Historical Society has had its own …Read More »