Programs

Museum Initiative: The Visual Artists of Westport

Events

Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Image:  Fertile Ways 1994 Alberta Cifolelli, Housatonic Museum of Art

 

Long time Westport resident and cultural champion, Len Fisher will fill the evening with stories of artists who made our community a haven for creativity. Artists began to make Westport

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In Gatsby’s Shoes: Twice Is Nice, Our most popular tour returns!

Events

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:00 am - 11:00 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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Trouble in the Land of Steady Habits: Constitution of 1818

Events

Sunday, September 30, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

How We Got to the Constitution of 1818

Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition

Connecticut in 1818 was in many ways eerily similar to Connecticut in 2018: A troubled state, seeking a new direction.

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Art From The Beyond Walking Tour

Events

Saturday, October 6, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ever wondered why you shouldn’t walk on a grave? Or why there are so many skulls on tombstones?

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Illuminating The Past: Lantern Tour

Events

Saturday, October 20, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ninth Annual Tour:  Stories from Beyond The Grave: Meet us at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main Street, Westport

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Barracoon: Book Discussion with publisher Tracey Sherrod

Events

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of WHS’ Remembered Series in connection with the Remembered exhibition…

 

In 1927, Barracoon author Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Plateau, Alabama, to visit eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the Clotilda,

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Spooktober Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Events

Friday, October 26 - October 27, 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prepare for ghoulish family fun for all ages at the Westport Historical Society’s Pumpkin Contest during WHS’ month-long celebration, Spooktober!

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Night at the Haunted Wheeler House

Events

Saturday, October 27, 2018

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Located at Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place

For the first time ever WHS has been taken over by ghosts and apparitions! Try to solve the mystery of the ghosts at the Haunted Historical Society.

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