Remember Westport’s Enslaved Peoples


Monday, June 18 - October 31, 2018

All Day

As part of the  “Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport” exhibit, WHS is memorializing the names of over 200 enslaved persons who made up an essential, but often overlooked part of our Town’s History.  Each name will be inscribed permanently on a brick in our Brickwalk.  Please sponsor a brick for $20 which covers cost of brick and installation at no profit to WHS.  


Upon the close of the exhibit in October 2018 we’ll invite the brick sponsors to an unveiling of this forgotten roster of names as a permanent part of Westport Historical Society. To order, click here.




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New Exhibit: Westport Is Your Oyster


Sunday, July 1 - July 29, 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Before there were hot dogs and hamburgers to liven up your Fourth of July weekend festivities, there were oysters. Oysters were the quintessential American food – especially in the estuaries and inlets of shoreline Connecticut where they grow in natural abundance. 

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Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes Walking Tour


Saturday, July 28, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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Time Travelers Summer Camp


Monday, August 13 - August 24, 2018

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kids, travel back in time this summer!  Three special week-long sessions to dive into Westport’s unique history. Come to one or all three!

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