Destination Westport: Hidden Histories – Black Westport

October 3rd, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden history of Black 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 history is deeply explored through existing buildings and long destroyed sites. Follow along with our virtual exhibit of the same name online here.

 

Meet on the Westport Museum’s brick walk along Myrtle Avenue, a sign-in table will be visible. 

 

Per State of Connecticut mandates, social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are required unless the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition. 

 

Tickets $10. Reservations are required, register online here. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt. 

 

Space is limited to 10 persons per tour. Additional tours may be added if demand requires. If you wish to join but the tour has been sold out, please email your interest to programs@westporthistory.org 

 

Ten percent of all Remembered walking tour proceeds will be donated to TEAM Westport to support its anti-racism initiatives and diversity, equity and inclusion work in the community.