Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WHS will host Ed Hynes’ lecture marking the 241st anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach. As many Westport residents may know, the four-day raid, which started on April 25, 1777,...Read More
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Image by Thomas Graves
Why are there cannons on Compo? Why do murals around town show Redcoats on the beach? WHS will host a fun kid-focused talk sharing the answer to these and other interesting questions about the 241st anniversary of the Danbury Raid.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The 1920s come roaring Back to Longshore commemorating F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s time in Westport and Longshore’s inspiration for The Great Gatsby, Saturday, May 5, 7:00 pm sharp....Read More
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Attract more birds! We are in the thick of spring migration and lots of birds are headed our way. Many birds spend all year in our yards while others just pass through during migration. Learn how to make your yard more attractive to both the residents and these migratory birds. We’ll also discuss how to set up a feeding station that allows you to feed the birds, NOT the squirrels, as well as other things you can do to make your yard even more attractive to our feathered friends, including hummingbirds, orioles, goldfinch and cardinals! Join us for a fun discussion on the nature in your own backyard! Chris Petherick of Wild Birds Unlimited of Fairfield will talk about which birds “summer” in our area, and how to attract them to our yards....Read More
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alexander Heffner will discuss the tenth anniversary publication of his and Richard D. Heffner’s book, A Documentary History of the United States.
A Documentary History tells the story of how America was forged through the documents, speeches, and letters created by the country’s most impactful figures....Read More