Destination Westport: Dark History of Westport

Sneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. Care for a stroll along the waters that once contained the runoff of the Embalmers Supply Company? Peek into … Read More

Panic in Connecticut, Herstory Performance

“Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say” is a one woman show, performed by Virginia Wolfe based upon painstaking research that sheds light on the puritan society that condemned so-called witches … Read More

Destination Westport: Westport Sanitarium

Though the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health. Follow our docent through the park and discover the … Read More

12th Annual Illuminating the Past Lantern Tour

WM proudly presents the live return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern-wielding guide and discover Westport’s most notable dearly departed residents. Meet us at the cemetery for ghastly goodies before starting your ghostly journey.  Friday … Read More


Discuss Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with Bruce McGuirk and other history buffs at Pages Through the Ages. Read the classic native American history by Dee Brown or watch the film version.  Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Native Artifacts

Connecticut has been inhabited for over seven thousand years by Indigenous peoples, who left behind artifacts found centuries later. Hear more about the local Paugussett tribe and stone pieces found throughout Westport dating back thousands of years.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some … 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 … Read More

Jingle Bell Rock & Outdoor Winter Market

This family-friendly event will bring the holiday spirit to downtown Westport. View our gingerbread village of local buildings, enjoy the warming fire and some pre-packaged goodies from our partners after perusing the offerings of local and … Read More

A Christmas Carol Live Dramatic Reading

Mr. Charles Dickens reads A Christmas Carol, his classic yuletide tale of holiday redemption. Join us on our exclusive YouTube stream to hear this rousing performance to get in the holiday spirit.  Tickets $5. Reservations are required, register online here. Tickets are … Read More