Exhibits

Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport

Exhibit design team, Broadway set designer Jordan Janota along with graphic artist Christopher Knight from the Crown Heights Collective have lent their creative expertise to create an interactive installation that sheds light on the earliest African American stories in Westport, with objects and artifacts from the 18th century all the way through the Civil Rights Era.

Remembered is produced with community partner TEAM Westport, the town’s diversity action committee. TEAM stands for “Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism” and a special panel of experts from TEAM advised on appropriateness and sensitivity during the research, planning, and installation of the exhibit.

May 11th, 2018 through June 30th, 2019


Liberty to Set Down

Westport Historical Society’s exhibit Liberty To Set Down: Migrants and Immigrants in Westport Connecticut is produced in collaboration with The Westport Library. The exhibit explores the contributions of those who settled in Westport from its earliest days to the present. The exhibit title comes from the original land grant given to the Bankside Farmers in the 17th century in what is today Greens Farms.

January 23rd, 2019 through July 31st, 2019.

 


The History of Westport in 100 Objects

This interactive year-long exhibit tells 300-year story of the town. Every two weeks the exhibit jumps forward 10-20 years in time to explore a new theme of Westport history. A rotating mystery object is also available for guesses, correct answers are in the running for a special gift from our shop. 

April 2018 through May 2019