Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport, brings their history to public light.
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.
Celebrate the diverse holiday traditions in Westport! View exhibits on vintage toys, diverse celebrations and what Christmas looked like during the Victorian period.
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. The bi-weekly winner is announced on the blog “06880”.