Exhibits

On view through October 2018

                 Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport, brings their history to public light.

 

Exhibit design team, Broadway set designer Jordan Janota and builder Alicia D’Anna 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.

 

1818 Connecticut Constitution

A corollary exhibit, supported by a grant from Connecticut Humanities, and entitled Rights For All? explores the effect of the 1818 Connecticut Constitution on emancipation, enfranchisement and civil liberties for African Americans and other people of color.

 

The History of Westport in 100 Objects

 

This Interactive Year-Long Exhibit Tells 300-year story of the town

 

Past Exhibits