Chats on the Past: Mary Thompson

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Mary Thompson, Research Historian at Mount Vernon. Thompson will discuss her book, The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret: George Washington, Slavery and the Enslaved … 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

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Tuesday Treasure: Dragon Lady

Westporter Sigrid Schultz was a renowned war correspondent during the Second World War, serving as Bureau Chief of the Central European Office of the Chicago Tribune, in Berlin. To gain … 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

Chats on the Past: Christopher Wigren

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Christopher Wigren, Preservation Connecticut Deputy Director. Wigren will discuss his book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places, and “the diversity of Connecticut architecture and the many ways our buildings express the lives and ideals of their creators and users” before taking questions from viewers.   Like our programs? … 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 tales of the administrators, doctors and patients that lived and worked in the sanitariums accompanied by images of the time. Hear tales of heartbreak, control, … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Lapsed Labors

Do you know how to button a boot? What about iron pleats into a collar or do laundry without electricity? These skills and more were vital to prosper and live in days gone by. Tune in to see these forgotten techniques and the tools needed to live in the past.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: World War II

America’s attempts to avoid entering the conflict of World War II were shattered in 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Just as in other towns across the nation, Westport was thrust immediately into the second world war. Hear the story of several families who were affected by the war, on the home front and on the battlefield as we share objects from the war—including a ration book, helmet and medals–all related to the men and women who served.  Tuesday Treasures is … 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

Chats on the Past: Kerry Driscoll

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Dr. Kerry Driscoll, professor of English emeritus at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford. Driscoll will discuss her book, Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples before taking questions from viewers.   Like our programs? We’d appreciate your support! Suggested donation of $5, continues … Read More

Chats on the Past: Andrew Kahrl

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with author Andrew Kahrl, associate professor of history and African American studies at the University of Virginia. Kahrl will discuss his book, Free the Beaches: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America's Most Exclusive Shoreline before taking questions from viewers. Like our programs? We’d appreciate your support! … 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 tales of the administrators, doctors and patients that lived and worked in the sanitariums accompanied by images of the time. Hear tales of heartbreak, control, … Read More