Student Visits

Experience Westport Museum as a student

From volunteering to research to general history, students are encouraged to use the Westport Museum for History & Culture as a resource. 

Participate in National History Day

National History Day is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. Through this program, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. 

The experience culminates in a series of contests at the local and affiliate levels and an annual national competition in the nation’s capital in June. Visit Westport Museum to view our extensive collections which include thousands of primary sources. In our archival collection, we have letters, probate records, photographs, video interviews and newspapers are just some of the primary documents that are housed in our archival collection.

Scout programs

The Westport Museum for History and Culture offers programs for Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Cub and Scouts, enabling participants to complete many badges. Each program includes a fun hands-on activity and stimulating educational presentations and learning activities.


Scouts are invited to the following programs: American Heritage, American Labor, Archaeology, Citizenship (Community, Nation and World), Collections, Exploration, Genealogy, Inventing, Photograph, Scholarship


Brownies are invited to the following programs: Celebrating Community, Inventor, My Family Story


Juniors are invited to the following programs: Detective, Digital Photographer, Inside Government, Playing the Past, Scribe

All programs are held at the Westport Museum, between the hours of 3:30pm to 5pm, Tuesday – Friday. Programs cost $10 per scout including materials, trained museum staff, and last between 45 minutes and one hour, additional time may be scheduled following the activity for a packed snack (provided by troop)