Programs

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Exhibition Series: The Last Year of the War

Book Group

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Exhibition Insights Fiction Book Discussion Series 

A new series! Join a docent-led tour of our current exhibition followed by a book discussion to gain greater insight into the historical context of the exhibit. Professional moderator Kelle Ruden will lead the book discussions. 

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Plum Pudding Workshop

Take & Make History

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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No dessert says “Christmas” quite like plum pudding. This delectably moist, dessert, heady with the flavor of  brandy, is a Victorian tradition that recalls the charming holidays of yore.

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Wreath Making Workshop

Holly Days

Thursday, December 12, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sara Shaw, a floral designer at Hedge, joins the museum for a holiday workshop in wreath making! Materials for the wreath including frame, greens and seasonal fauna will be complimented by your own ornaments and items from home.

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Jingle Bell Rock Family Day: Special Appearance by Santa Claus!

Holly Days

Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We’re gonna rock around the museum! Bring the whole family to discover the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate. Take part in a variety of crafts and activities, take a ride through town in a horse drawn carriage, and decorate sugar cookies as a holiday treat. Listen to Charles Dickens read from his beloved story, A Christmas Carol.  Finally, get a selfie with Santa!

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Seasonal Centerpiece Workshop

Holly Days

Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00 am - 11:45 am

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Every holiday table brings loved ones together and what’s better at your holiday gathering than a beautiful centerpiece! Join Sara Shaw, a professional floral designer, in one of two workshops (10 am and 11 am) creating seasonal centerpieces.

 

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Saugatuck Socials: A Christmas Carol

History Happy Hour

Thursday, December 19, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The Westport Museum, previously the Westport Historical Society, began in Saugatuck in 1889. Members read interesting historical documents aloud or shared local stories.

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First Light Festival

Special Event

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Join Westport Museum for a night of family fun on New Year’s Eve for events at the museum and around town. The 2nd Annual First Light Festival celebrates the dawning of the New Year and will include many of the beloved activities that Westporters and visitors have enjoyed in years past.

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Genealogy FUN-damentals Series: Independent Researchers & Temples of Hidden Knowledge

Genealogy FUN-damentals Series 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Brown bag your lunch and learn the basics of DIY Genealogy from acclaimed WHS’ Archives Manager Sara Krasne!

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“Dragon Lady: The Life of Sigrid Schulz” Exhibition Opening 

Free Event

Monday, January 20, 2020

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Be among the first to experience Westport Museum’s newest exhibit “Dragon Lady” exploring the life and legacy of Westporter Sigrid Schulz.  

 

Born in Chicago in 1893, war correspondent Schulz was bureau chief for Central Europe The Chicago Tribune in the years leading up to World War II and the first woman to hold that position for a major news service.

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Valentine Making Drop in

Special Event

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

3:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Drop-in and create a valentine for a friend, family member or partner! Suitable for all ages this free program encourages each of us to send a token of appreciation to someone we care about.  We also encourage cards to be left with us to bring to a local senior center to share the love.

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Ale to the Chief: Washington Beer Bash

Special Event

Saturday, February 22, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Toast President Washington on his 288th birthday with his favorite libation and nibbles! Join Westport Museum as we serve ale made from Washington’s own recipe as well as Madeira–his drink of choice. Food that the first president would have enjoyed will be served.

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