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Danbury Raid: The British Are Coming


Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WHS will host Ed Hynes' lecture marking the 241st anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach. As many Westport residents may know, the four-day raid, which started on April 25, 1777, …Read More

Revolutionary Kids: Danbury Raid


Sunday, April 29th, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Image by Thomas Graves Why are there cannons on Compo? Why do murals around town show Redcoats on the beach?  WHS will host a fun kid-focused talk sharing the answer to these and other interesting questions about the 241st anniversary of the Danbury Raid. …Read More

Gatsby’s Return: Pearl at Longshore


Saturday, May 5th, 2018

7:00 pm

The 1920s come roaring Back to Longshore commemorating F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s time in Westport and Longshore’s inspiration for The Great Gatsby, Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm sharp.  …Read More

Fly on over to WHS: Lunchtime Talk


Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Attract more birds! We are in the thick of spring migration and lots of birds are headed our way. Many birds spend all year in our yards while others just pass through during migration.  Learn how to make your yard more attractive to both the residents and these migratory birds.  We'll also discuss how to set up a feeding station that allows you to feed the birds, NOT the squirrels, as well… …Read More

“A Documentary History of the United States” Author Discussion


Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alexander Heffner will discuss the tenth anniversary publication of his and Richard D. Heffner’s book, A Documentary History of the United States.    A Documentary History tells the story of how America was forged through the documents, speeches, and letters created by the country's most impactful figures. …Read More