Summer Exhibit:
Westport Is Your Oyster

Celebrate the culture and lore of oystering on Long Island Sound with our new exhibit, on view now.

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


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

New Exhibit: Westport Is Your Oyster


Sunday, July 1st, 2018 – Sunday, July 29th, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Before there were hot dogs and hamburgers to liven up your Fourth of July weekend festivities, there were oysters. Oysters were the quintessential American food - especially in the estuaries and inlets of shoreline Connecticut where they grow in natural abundance.  …Read More

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes Walking Tour


Saturday, July 28th, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Time Travelers Summer Camp


Monday, August 13th, 2018 – Friday, August 24th, 2018

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids, travel back in time this summer!  Three special week-long sessions to dive into Westport's unique history. Come to one or all three! …Read More