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 inspire the holistic discovery of our town’s history inclusive of our collective heritage and its place in the larger American story
In fulfillment of this mission, WM maintains the Bradley-Wheeler House, an interactive museum including a gift shop and a half-acre property with wi-fi, games and art recreation that is open, free of charge, for public enjoyment. 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 Paugusset 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.