Spooktober

A series of programs that bring forward the ghoulish past of Westport!

Join WHS for a month-long exploration of strange and eerie history with Spooktober – the spookiest time of the year! Celebrate the original holiday of All Hallows Eve with the month-long slate of family friendly events.

October 1, 2019
Tuesday Treasure Spooky Edition

See some uniquely creepy objects from the museum’s collection and hear their stories from a museum staff member

October 1, 2019
October 5, 2019
Family Creep Fest

Hay rides, tarot reader, festive treats, pumpkin decorating and hear Mr. Washington Irving read from his book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

October 5, 2019
October 9, 2019
Washington Irving Reading of Sleepy Hollow

Meet Mr. Washington Irving and hear him talk about his famed work featuring the Headless Horseman

October 9, 2019
October 12, 2019
Tenth-Annual “Illuminating the Past” Lantern Tour

Meet some of Westport’s famed dearly departed graveside in Willowbrook Cemetery

October 12, 2019
October 16, 2019
“New England’s Other Witch Hunt” with State Historian, Walter Woodward

Did you know that there was a witch hunt right here in Fairfield County? Learn about this terrifying time in local history

October 16, 2019
October 19, 2019
Art From the Beyond Walking Tour

Meet at Greens Farms Lower Cemetery and learn about gravestone designs through the years and what they represent

October 19, 2019
October 20, 2019
Westport Sanitarium Walking Tour

A hospital known for its bucolic grounds and wholesome recreation, Westport Sanitarium catered to elite clients suffering from nervous and other disorders. The site of some unusual events over its multi-decade history, first as a private home, tour-goers will learn about Winslow’s Park unusual past

October 20, 2019
October 26, 2019
Second-Annual “Night at the Haunted Historical Society”

Our beloved signature Halloween Event is back with spooky scenes and scary stories from Westport’s actual history

October 26, 2019

Scenes from our Spookotber 2018!