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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Chats on the Past: Stephen James

Chats on the Past: Stephen James

Virtual Event

Friday, March 5, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Stephen James, the award-winning author of American Stew: Hope in a Toxic Culture. 

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Tuesday Treasure: Hang on to Your Hats

Tuesday Treasure: Hang on to Your Hats

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Today, headwear is usually limited today to baseball caps, headbands and the occasional sunhat or beanie. But for much of human history hats were a regular part of attire, both for practical use and fashionable expression. Join us as we journey back to a time when hats were all the rage,

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Momentous Munitions: Special Presentation from the Museum Collection

Momentous Munitions: Special Presentation from the Museum Collection

Virtual Event

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Artillery, armaments, and equipment are an essential part of a soldier or law keepers’ role throughout history. Get a snapshot of the Westport Museum collection of armaments 

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Chats on the Past: Elisabeth Petry

Chats on the Past: Elisabeth Petry

Virtual Event

Friday, March 19, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Liz Petry who will discuss her worksAt Home Inside: A Daughter’s Tribute to Ann Petry and Can Anything Beat White? A Black Family’s Lettersdelving into her family’s prominent history, 

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WestportREADS: Baseball's Leading Lady

WestportREADS: Baseball’s Leading Lady

Community Partnership

Monday, March 22, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues–on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans, and often run by Black owners.

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Tuesday Treasure: Kewpie’s

Tuesday Treasure: Kewpie’s

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Suffragist, and Westport artist, Rose O’Neill famously created the Kewpie doll in the early 20th century. Learn more about this cartoonist and creator of the iconic cupid figurine through the items left behind the artist. 

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Chats on the Past: Roe Halper

Chats on the Past: Roe Halper

Virtual Event

Friday, April 2, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with local artist and activist Roe Halper. Halper will discuss her experiences in Westport during the 1960s delving into the Civil Rights movement and her relationship with the King family. 

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Tuesday Treasure: Civil War

Tuesday Treasure: Civil War

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

See for yourself items dating to the 1860s during the period of the Civil War. Hear more about the items at the museum in relation to the conflict that is responsible for more American deaths than any other war in history. 

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Chats on the Past: Hugh Brewster

Chats on the Past: Hugh Brewster

Virtual Event

Friday, April 16, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author and historian Hugh Brewster. Brewster will discuss his book, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic’s First-Class Passengers and Their World, delving into the personal narratives of the lost liner’s first-class passengers with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing.

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Connecticut's Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848 (HS-542)

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated.

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Tuesday Treasure: Danbury Raid

Tuesday Treasure: Danbury Raid

Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecticut has a rich colonial past, including several incidents during the Revolutionary War. Hear about one of the conflicts that occurred in Fairfield County, the Danbury Raid, and discover the incidents connection with Westport nearly two hundred and fifty years after the original event. 

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Chats on the Past: Adrian Miller

Chats on the Past: Adrian Miller

Virtual Event

Friday, April 30, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Adrian Miller, the James Beard award-winning author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time. 

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Outdoor Spring Market

Outdoor Spring Market

Free Event

Saturday, May 1, 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Spring flowers and Spring fun at this socially-distanced, mask-required event will bring the season to Westport as a COVID-friendly outdoor exchange, in partnership with the Westport Garden Club. 

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Tuesday Treasure: Flapper Ware

Tuesday Treasure: Flapper Ware

Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Kick up your heels and do the Charleston into the 1920s, where you’ll see objects such as drop waisted dresses, cloche headwear and overthetop party costumes.  

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Chats on the Past: Charles Brilvitch

Chats on the Past: Charles Brilvitch

Virtual Event

Friday, May 14, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Charles Brilvitch, the former Bridgeport City Historian. Brilvitch will discuss his book, A History of Connecticut’s Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe

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Tuesday Treasure: Innovation

Tuesday Treasure: Innovation

Virtual Event

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

With nearly 100 inventions submitted for patents by Westporters, learn more about the pieces created in our community.  

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Chats on the Past: Diego Jourdan Pereira—The Illustrated Gatsby

Chats on the Past: Diego Jourdan Pereira—The Illustrated Gatsby

Virtual Event

Friday, June 11, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Diego Jourdan Pereira who will discuss his deluxe the illustrated edition of The Great Gatsby, delving into the process of illustrating this classic.

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Tuesday Treasure: Postcards

Tuesday Treasure: Postcards

Virtual Event

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Who hasn’t bought a souvenir postcard to send to a relative or hold onto as a keepsake? See some of the cards crafted for Westport through historyincluding iconic buildingsfamous happenings and disasters. 

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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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