Programs

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Chats on the Past: Mary Thompson

Virtual Event

Friday, August 14, 2020

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Mary ThompsonResearch Historian at Mount VernonThompson will discuss her book, The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret:

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Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Walking Tour

Sunday, August 16, 2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am

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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Tuesday Treasure: Dragon Lady

Virtual Event

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Westporter Sigrid Schultz was a renowned war correspondent during the Second World War, serving as Bureau Chief of the Central European Office of the Chicago Tribune, in Berlin. To gain a clearer picture of Schultz’s importance

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, August 22, 2020

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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Chats on the Past: Christopher Wigren

Virtual Event

Friday, August 28, 2020

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Christopher Wigren, Preservation Connecticut Deputy DirectorWigren will discuss his book, Connecticut Architecture:

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Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Walking Tour

Sunday, August 30, 2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am

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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Tuesday Treasure: Lapsed Labors

Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Do you know how to button a boot? What about iron pleats into a collar or do laundry without electricityThese skills and more were vital to prosper and live in days gone by. Tune in to see these forgotten techniques

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Tuesday Treasure: World War II

Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

America’s attempts to avoid entering the conflict of World War II were shattered in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Just as in other towns across the nation, Westport

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Walking Tour

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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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Chats on the Past: Kerry Driscoll

Virtual Event

Friday, September 25, 2020

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Dr. Kerry Driscoll, professor of English emeritus at the University of St. Joseph in West HartfordDriscoll will discuss her book, Mark Twain

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Chats on the Past: Andrew Kahrl

Virtual Event

Friday, October 9, 2020

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Andrew Kahrlassociate professor of history and African American studies at the University of VirginiaKahrl will discuss his book, Free the Beaches

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Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Walking Tour

Saturday, October 10, 2020

9:30 am - 10:30 am

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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