Legends of Native America August 6-10

Study how Connecticut’s original inhabitants lived in harmony with nature Ages 5-10, 10 am – 2 pm $275, Members $250,  to register: Legends We will make arrowheads, trade wampum, weave tapestries, string jewelry, create dream catchers and explore native American legends, customs and culture. Also included will be Native American games, exploring local nature and cooking Native American treats.  

Just Fun and Games: April Vacation Program

Mon – Thurs: April 16-April 19, 10am – 2pm $185 members, $225 non-members Ages 5-11, Limited Enrollment,Call to reserve-203-222-1424 Westport kids can find out for themselves what children did for fun 100 years ago, before we had Wii, during an action-packed stay-cation program next month at the WHS. The old-fashioned fun and games will run Monday, April 16, though Thursday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day Program

Martin Luther King  Day January 21, 2012, 10 am – 2pm $60, $50 Member,  Ages 5-10Limited enrollment Come spend a very special morning with Westport legend, artist, writer and activist Tracy Sugarman. Tracy will share his artwork and experiences from the Civil Rights Movement. Elizabeth DeVoll will lead a workshop which will celebrate freedom, tolerance and harmony through games, drama, art and music.  Explore art from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and make a 3D peace sign.  Celebrate our differences and explore what makes each one of us unique and special.  We will play with all the colors of the crayon box and make one beautiful picture.  Bring lunch, snack provided. To register, call 203-222-1424.

February Freedom and Folk Art Fiesta

February  Freedom and Folk Art  Fiesta Tuesday-Thursday, February 21, 22, 23 10 am- 2pm,  $150, Non-Members $175, Ages 5-12, Limited Enrollment  Register Now 203-222-1424 Can you imagine what children did to amuse themselves in the olden days, before the Internet, or even before TV? For three days over the February Vacation, we will be running a very special folk and freedom workshop. SPECIAL GUEST: Historical Humorist, Christina Frei  Three days of boredom busting drama, guests, art, storytelling, yoga, cooking, and games for children ages 5-12. Learn what kids played with 100 years ago, long before cell phones, and websites. Exercise your imagination while creating classic folk art. Paint like Grandma Moses; make classic wooden animal plaques, and learn fun and fascinating facts about the Revolutionary war  while making your own Revolutionary Tri cornered hat.  You might even make your own 1800’s version of the ‘ugly doll’ and a Sock Monkey! Three days of active, tuned in vacation fun mixed with fascinating history, and good old fashioned games and play. Call 203-222-1424 to register.  Tuesday, Feb 21, Special Guest: Historical Humorist Christina Frei will present: The Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things You Don’t Know about George Washington: A Comedy- Improv-Meets-History program There are things about himself that George Washington would not want you to know.  After all, he cut a regal figure in his day.  Washington was the most beautiful horseman of the 1700s, a persistent commanding general, and a dignified first President.  Even today, his face stares back at us on the one-dollar bill with cold grandeur. 

Dig, Dive and Dub Step Into Summer

STILL TIME TO JOIN 9:30 am – 1:30 pm daily August 22 – 26 All That Jazz Register Online WHS Members:  $200 for all 5 days Non-members:  $250 for all 5 days Join us in August for 2 more weeks of activities based on your favorite themes.  Special guests will work with the children throughout the programs, sharing their passion and expertise in diverse subjects.   Local field trips, bring lunch, all snacks and supplies, a pizza lunch on Fridays and  ice cream specials are also included. Wear play clothes, we paint!

Second Annual ~ Green Halloween

Westport Historical Society lawn Thursday, October 27, starting at 3 pm Free Admission Come join us on the lawn during the downtown Halloween parade. We are proud to be partnering with the dynamic parents of the Westport Food Revolution as they present the second annual Green Halloween event.  Green Halloween is a national movement focusing on “greening” the holiday through educational and motivational campaigns to recycle candy wrappers, improve the quality of Halloween handouts and increase awareness of the unnecessary waste associated with the holiday.