May 27th, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Before there were hotdogs and hamburgers to liven up your outdoor fun, there were oysters.
Oysters were the quintessential American food—especially in the estuaries and inlets of shoreline Connecticut where they grow in natural abundance. Oysters were enjoyed by native people who seared them in hot coals, in a method later adopted by European colonists. In those days, the oysters pulled from the waters around Westport were as large as dinner plates.
Westport Historical Society is kicking off the beginning of summer by celebrating the culture and lore of oystering on the Long Island Sound with a cocktail party featuring this Connecticut staple. Join us after the Memorial Day parade and before your Memorial Day cookouts and parties!
A raw bar courtesy of Copps Island Oysters, prosecco and beer will be served. There will also be a drawing for a gift basket including a growler of the custom beer created for the event by Full Moon Brewing, as well as items from our shop.
Online pre-registration $50, at the door $60.
Reservations are recommended, register online here or call (203) 222-1424 x5. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, we will consider your purchase a donation and will happily issue you a donation receipt.