Westport Museum for History & Culture (WM), has been a cultural and educational organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and celebrating the history of Westport since its founding in 1889.
Our mission is to continually engage in scholarly research and examination of Westport’s history as part of the larger American story in order to encourage interest in recognizing and preserving the records, relics and historic sites of the Town of Westport and vicinity, thereby encouraging a holistic view of local and national history that is inclusive of the histories of all people and groups represented in American heritage
In fulfillment of this mission, WM maintains the Bradley-Wheeler House, an interactive museum including a gift shop and a half-acre property with free wi-fi. WM also hosts programs and events for children and adults including history happy hours, walking tours, author talks, film showings – all supporting our exhibits. In addition, WM stewards Adams Academy, a historic gem in town – an authentic one-room schoolhouse that was in operation from 1837-1867. WM manages extensive collections including archives, textiles, objects, historic structures and art which are used by curators, scholars, and educational institutions to foster historical exploration through the use of primary resources.
Westport Museum wishes to recognize and honor the Paugussett people who are the indigenous communities native to this region, and recognize that Westport Museum and the Town of Westport was built on unceded indigenous homelands and resources.