Chats on the Past: Dr. Kris Sealey

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Dr. Kris F. Sealey, Director of the Black Studies Program at Fairfield University. Her new book, Creolizing the Nation: Nationalism and … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Postcards

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 history, including iconic buildings, famous happenings and disasters.  Tuesday Treasures … Read More

Chats on the Past: Richard Webb

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with author Richard “Deej” Webb, a Westport native. Webb will discuss his book, Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda, delving into the short period when The Great … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Valentines

Celebrate the day of love by viewing Valentines from our collection--and get some inspiration for your own card creations! Traditional red hearts and unique creations by local families will be shown.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming … Read More

Chats on the Past: Dr. Kelley Deetz

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, the author of Bound to the Fire: How Virginia's Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. Deetz will discuss her book delving into the lives of African American Southern plantation cooks from enslavement … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Washington Artifacts

Just in time for Washington’s Birthday take a look at the items in the museum collection related to George Washington. Discover how Westport is related to our first president just a day after his birthday.  Tuesday Treasures … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Hang on to Your Hats

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 … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Kewpie’s

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.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Bradley-Wheeler House Paintings

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. Join us in an exploration of the various depictions of this recognizable downtown building which houses the museum’s headquarters.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection … Read More