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On the Come Up – with TEAM Westport

Free Event

Monday, May 20th, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give, sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. …Read More

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, May 25th, 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

Westport Is Your Oyster Cocktail Party

Special Event

Monday, May 27th, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  Before there were hotdogs and hamburgers to liven up your outdoor fun, there were oysters. …Read More

Redeeming Uncle Tom: A Film, The Josiah Henson Story

Film Screening

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  This film screening is part of the programming series in conjunction with the exhibit Remembered on view through June 30th.  …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 »