Programs

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Chats on the Past: Hugh Brewster

Chats on the Past: Hugh Brewster

Virtual Event

Friday, April 16, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author and historian Hugh Brewster. Brewster will discuss his book, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World, delving into the personal narratives of the lost liner’s first-class passengers with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing.

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Tuesday Treasure: Danbury Raid

Tuesday Treasure: Danbury Raid

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecticut has a rich colonial past, including several incidents during the Revolutionary War. Hear about one of the conflicts that occurred in Fairfield County, the Danbury Raid, and discover the incidents connection with Westport nearly two hundred and fifty years after the original event. 

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Chats on the Past: Adrian Miller

Chats on the Past: Adrian Miller

Virtual Event

Friday, April 30, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Adrian Miller, the James Beard award-winning author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. 

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Outdoor Spring Market

Outdoor Spring Market

Free Event

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Spring flowers and Spring fun at this socially-distanced, mask-required event will bring the season to Westport as a COVID-friendly outdoor exchange, in partnership with the Westport Garden Club. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Flapper Ware

Tuesday Treasure: Flapper Ware

Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Kick up your heels and do the Charleston into the 1920s, where you’ll see objects such as drop waisted dresses, cloche headwear and overthetop party costumes.  

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Live Model Drawing

Live Model Drawing

Free Event

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening at WM sketching a live model in reproduction period costume! Hear a brief introduction about the costume being worn by our model and then enjoy time to sketch or paint. 

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Chats on the Past: Charles Brilvitch

Chats on the Past: Charles Brilvitch

Virtual Event

Friday, May 14, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Charles Brilvitch, the former Bridgeport City Historian. Brilvitch will discuss his book, A History of Connecticut’s Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe

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Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Walking Tour

Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today.

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Tuesday Treasure: Innovation

Tuesday Treasure: Innovation

Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

With nearly 100 inventions submitted for patents by Westporters, learn more about the pieces created in our community.  

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, May 22, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

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Destination Westport: Women Coalition

Destination Westport: Women Coalition

Walking Tour

Friday, May 28, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate women’s history in the museum’s newest downtown strollLearn about the business owners, activists and largerthanlife ladies

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Tuesday Treasure: Board Games

Tuesday Treasure: Board Games

Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Travel around the world and stroll the boardwalk with the museum’s collection of vintage board games! 

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Chats on the Past: Diego Jourdan Pereira—The Illustrated Gatsby

Chats on the Past: Diego Jourdan Pereira—The Illustrated Gatsby

Virtual Event

Friday, June 11, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Diego Jourdan Pereira who will discuss his deluxe the illustrated edition of The Great Gatsby, delving into the process of illustrating this classic.

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, June 12, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Juneteenth

Tuesday Treasure: Juneteenth

Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Westport has a long history which includes not only the building of a prosperous community but also the subjugation, enslavement and minimization of minorities, the female sex and other populations. During the week of Juneteenth, 

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Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Walking Tour

Saturday, June 19, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today.

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Tuesday Treasure: Raise the Flag

Tuesday Treasure: Raise the Flag

Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As we all prepare for the 4th of July, join the museum in look at some of the vintage flags in the permanent collection. See flags belonging to groups like

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, July 10, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Postcards

Tuesday Treasure: Postcards

Virtual Event

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Who hasn’t bought a souvenir postcard to send to a relative or hold onto as a keepsake? See some of the cards crafted for Westport through historyincluding iconic buildingsfamous happenings and disasters. 

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Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Walking Tour

Saturday, July 24, 2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today.

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 7, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Compo

Tuesday Treasure: Compo

Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cannons and pavilions and bathing suits, oh my! Hear more about the objects associated with Westport’s beloved Compo beach. Why would cannon balls be found under the sand? 

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Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 14, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black community from colonial times through today.

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, September 11, 2021

9:15 am - 11:30 am

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Bradley-Wheeler House Paintings

Tuesday Treasure: Bradley-Wheeler House Paintings

Virtual Event

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Through the years many artists have chosen to make Westport their home. Many of these artists–both professional and hobbyist have used the Bradley-Wheeler house as inspiration.

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