Book Discussion, Garden and House Tour!

August 24th, 2018

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kelle Ruden, A professional discussion leader, WHS advisory board member and President of the Westport Garden Club will facilitate. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for the book discussion.


Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden Tour: Saturday, August 25, 10:30am – 12pm

In partnership with the Westport Garden Club.

Copies of Lilac Girls are available at the Westport Library.


Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly is based on the true story of American philanthropist and former actress Caroline Ferriday who rescued 72 Polish women from the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Northern Germany and brought them to the U.S. for rehabilitation and the trip of a lifetime. Miss Ferriday spent 78 summers at her home, the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden in Bethlehem, CT creating a wonderland of gardens and refurbishing the 18th century home, a Connecticut Landmark.


The opportunity to enjoy a private tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens, Caroline Ferriday’s home and an inspiration for the novel will take place on Saturday, August 25th at 10:30 am. We will depart from the Westport Historical Society at 9:15 am. Directions are available for participants wishing to meet the group at the Bellamy-Ferriday site.


Pre-registration required for the tour of the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden on Saturday, August 25, 2018 as space is limited. The house tour is: $12 for members, $15 for non-members.


Reservations are required, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 using the gift shop extension. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.


To learn more about the Bellamy-Ferriday House and Garden visit their website and to read more about the book and Martha Hall Kelly visit her website here.