Programs

The Danbury Raid of 1777: Presented free of charge

Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As many Westport residents may know, during the four-day raid, which was led by Maj. Gen. William Tryon, royal governor of the New York province and started on April 25, 1777,

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:15 am - 11:30 am

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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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Escape the Crate: The Final Words of Agent 355

Events

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Can you solve the mystery of Agent 355 also known as “The Lady”—a female spy working for George Washington? Use materials from our collection and clues left on our grounds by the 18th century spy to solve our “Escape the Crate”. Discover the artifact left by Agent 355 and create a new chapter in Westport history*! 

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History Book Discussion: Paul Revere’s Ride

Events

Sunday, April 28, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Paul Revere’s Ride by David Hackett Fischer. One of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775—what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed—uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. 

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Destination Westport: Stroll Through Saugatuck

Events

Saturday, May 4, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Created to give participants insights into Westport’s history Stroll Through Saugatuck shows how resilient Westporters are in retaining the character of our town, even as the landscape changes and Saugatuck undergoes an impressive renaissance. 

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History Book Discussion: Revolutionary Russia 1891-1991

Events

Sunday, May 19, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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In Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History, Orlando Figes offers a new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately before and after 1917, Figes shows

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