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

Connecticut 29th Plaque Dedication

Westport Museum and Saugatuck Church will be dedicating a temporary plaque honoring the service of the Connecticut 29th Regiment, and that of their Commander, Lt. Louis McDonough, who is buried at the church’s Evergreen Cemetery. The free memorial will be unveiled by local veteran Sergeant First Class Buyile Rani, CT Army National Guard.  The event ...

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

Film Screening and Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with a screening of the short documentary film The 29th Connecticut about the African American soldiers who enlisted in Connecticut during the American Civil War, specifically eleven men from Berlin. Enjoy refreshments afterwards while hearing more about the 13 men who enlisted from Westport and their contribution to the liberation of enslaved people ...

Free

Caribbean Cooking Class

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage month by learning to cook iconic heritage dishes from different islands. Chef Kashia Cave, a noted Trinidadian trained chef and founder of My City Kitchen, a nonprofit that teaches culinary skills to young people will be your instructor for this class. This year, Chef Kashia is in Chef Carla Hall’s Favorite Chef ...

$125 – $150

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
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

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

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
Event Series Dress Construction Viewing

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
Event Series Dress Construction Viewing

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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