Programs

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Destination Westport: Dark History of Westport

Destination Westport: Dark History of Westport

Spooktober

Saturday, October 23, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. Care for a stroll

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Panic in Connecticut, Herstory Performance

Panic in Connecticut, Herstory Performance

Live Performance

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say” is a one woman show, performed by Virginia Wolfe based upon painstaking research that sheds light on the puritan society that condemned so-called witches

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12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

Spooktober

Friday, October 29, 2021

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide

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Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Spooktober

Saturday, October 30, 2021

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Though the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health. Follow our docent through the park and discover the tales

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12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

Spooktober

Saturday, October 30, 2021

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide

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Pages Through the Ages: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Pages Through the Ages: BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

Community Partnership

Sunday, November 7, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Discuss Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with Bruce McGuirk and other history buffs at Pages Through the Ages. Read the classic native American history

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Tuesday Treasure: Native Artifacts

Tuesday Treasure: Native Artifacts

Virtual Event

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecticut has been inhabited for over seven thousand years by Indigenous peoples, who left behind artifacts found centuries later. Hear more about the local Paugussett tribe and stone pieces found throughout Westport dating back thousands of years.

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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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Jingle Bell Rock & Outdoor Winter Market

Jingle Bell Rock & Outdoor Winter Market

Free Event

Saturday, December 4, 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This family-friendly event will bring the holiday spirit to downtown Westport. View our gingerbread village of local buildings, enjoy the warming fire and some pre-packaged goodies

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Tuesday Treasure: Heritage Tree Ornaments

Tuesday Treasure: Heritage Tree Ornaments

Virtual Event

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Experience the joy of the season by viewing ornaments created by local artists, as a part of the Westport heritage tree. Get a closer look at pieces created by Naiad Einsel and Hardie Gramatky. 

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A Christmas Carol Live Dramatic Reading

A Christmas Carol Live Dramatic Reading

Holly Days

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Mr. Charles Dickens reads A Christmas Carol, his classic yuletide tale of holiday redemption. Join us on our exclusive YouTube stream to hear this rousing performance to get in the holiday spirit. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Winter Solstice

Tuesday Treasure: Winter Solstice

Virtual Event

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The longest night of the year in the Northern hemisphere is celebrated with family gatherings, feasting and festivals. Discover the items in our collection related to the coming winter such as velvet capes, holiday postcards and a parlor stove. 

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