Upcoming Events

 

Into the Sanitarium Escape Room

Westport Museum for History & Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT, United States

Can you go into the Sanitarium escape room and make it out? Can you uncover the truth of the Westport Sanitarium? Rumors have spread of strange goings on inside the patient wing. Like the famed Nelly Bly, you are a reporter who has gone inside the sanitarium to investigate but find yourself locked inside the ...

$20 – $25

Playful Pastimes: 1890 to 1910

Westport Museum for History & Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT, United States

Playful Pastimes: 1890 to 1910, explores the many aspects of leisure during the turn of the 19th century. The first of two World Wars, women's suffrage, the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918, and the Great Depression were just around the corner. How did Westport, a socially and economically divided community, spend its free time in ...

$5 – $7

Colonial Field Day

Ever wondered how to play hoop and stick? Or break flax? What about spinning yarn? Bring the whole family and see for yourself at the museum's Colonial Field Day! Take part in activities that were commonplace in the 18th century. Speak with costumed staff and volunteers about the lives of those in the colonial era. Try ...

$5

Dress Construction Viewing 

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past?  Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a ...

Free

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes 

Longshore Club Park 260 Compo Rd. S., Westport

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.  Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgeralds set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. ...

$20 – $25

Destination Westport: Path of Patriots

Greens Farms Lower Cemetery Nyala Farms Road, Westport, Connecticut, United States

On July 8, 1779, during the war for Independence, British soldiers attacked Green’s Farms, burning buildings to the ground. Learn about Westport’s role in the American Revolution, by visiting the gravestones of those who served during the war for Independence—including stories of the fateful day Greens Farms burned. Even as you hear the story of ...

$10 – $15

Event Series Free First Saturdays

Free First Saturdays

Westport Museum for History & Culture 25 Avery Place, Westport, CT, United States

First Saturdays are a great opportunity to experience what we have to offer at the Westport Museum free of charge on the first Saturday of each month.  Young visitors can enjoy a scavenger hunt in the museum, the diorama of Westport featuring an audio tour by Joanne Woodward, coloring pages, colonial games and more. Adult ...

Free

Dress Construction Viewing 

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past?  Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a ...

Free

Destination Westport: Black Stories

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today. From enslaved people to soldiers, sailors, activists, artists, and respected citizens, this rich ...

$10 – $15

Destination Westport: Black Stories

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today. From enslaved people to soldiers, sailors, activists, artists, and respected citizens, this rich ...

$10 – $15

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes 

Longshore Club Park 260 Compo Rd. S., Westport

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.  Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgeralds set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. ...

$20 – $25

Dress Construction Viewing 

Ever wanted to know how a dress from your favorite period drama was made? Have questions about fashion from the past?  Join our Director of Programs and Collections, Nicole Carpenter, as she creates a reproduction gown based on 18th century examples and techniques. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about the process of creating a ...

Free


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Past Events

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