Tuesday Treasure: Danbury Raid

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 … Read More

Chats on the Past: Adrian Miller

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. Miller will … Read More

Outdoor Spring Market

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.  Enjoy the museum grounds and some pre-packaged goodies from … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Flapper Ware

Kick up your heels and do the Charleston into the 1920s, where you’ll see objects such as drop waisted dresses, cloche headwear and over-the-top party costumes.   Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the … Read More

Live Model Drawing

Enjoy an evening at WM sketching a live model in reproduction period costume! Hear a brief introduction about the costume being worn by our model and then enjoy time to sketch or … Read More

Chats on the Past: Charles Brilvitch

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, delving into the long-lost history of southwestern Connecticut's Paugussett tribe, the original people of what is … Read More

Destination Westport: Hidden History, Black Stories

Traverse downtown Westport and learn the hidden African American history of Westport, based on the Museum’s award-winning exhibit Remembered: The History of African Americans in Westport. Trained guides reveal the untold stories of the region’s Black … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Innovation

With nearly 100 inventions submitted for patents by Westporters, learn more about the pieces created in our community.   Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public … Read More

Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

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.   Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgeralds set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. … Read More

Destination Westport: Women Coalition

Celebrate women’s history in the museum’s newest downtown stroll. Learn about the business owners, activists and larger-than-life ladies who shaped Westport into the town that it is today.  Meet on the Westport Museum’s brick walk along Myrtle Avenue. … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Board Games

Travel around the world and stroll the boardwalk with the museum's collection of vintage board games! Nellie Bly’s “Around the Globe” board game as well as the game “Boardwalk” will be featured alongside a specific Westport version of a beloved classic.  Tuesday … Read More

Destination Westport: Evergreen Burial Ground

Survey the resting place of past Westporters and learn their stories as you meander through Saugatuck Congregational Church’s Evergreen Cemetery. Discover gravestones belonging to everyday citizens as well as prominent individuals and families.  Meet on the southernmost entrance of the cemetery along Evergreen Avenue.  Social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are required unless the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing … Read More