History Happy Hour! Vintage Cocktails Weekly

Raise a glass to the past with our new vintage cocktail series produced with CTbites. Follow along and learn how to make these classics along with history you can drink to. We’ll upload a new video every week to our Facebook page and on CTBites.com.  To follow along the recipes are available here!

Chats on the Past: Westport in Focus: Past, Present, Future Oral History Panel

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with members of the museum's “Westport In Focus” long lens oral history project that began in March of 2020. Panel members, including the project photographer Jerri Graham and WM’s Executive Director Ramin Ganeshram, will discuss why the project was launched, reflections on the experiences the profiles revealed and how the project will continue, before taking questions from viewers.   Like our programs? … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Era of Machines

Take a step back in time to when Westport’s river banks were lined with factories, and industry was growing as rapidly as the train lines. See collections objects from factories in town like the Saugatuck Button Factory, and Embalmers Supply Company. Hear how the Kemper Tannery on the site of what is today, Westport Country Playhouse, used to employ men and women in the leather … Read More

History Happy Hour! Vintage Cocktails Weekly

Raise a glass to the past with our new vintage cocktail series produced with CTbites. Follow along and learn how to make these classics along with history you can drink to. We’ll upload a new video every week to our Facebook page and on CTBites.com.  To follow along the recipes are available here!

Chats on the Past: Michael Angelicola

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with Connecticut stone carver Michael Angelicola. Michael will go through the process of carving replacement replica stones for historic burial grounds, as well as the importance of preserving the techniques of 18th and 19th century stone carving, before taking questions from viewers.   Like our programs? We’d appreciate your support! Suggested donation of $5, … Read More

Chats on the Past: Egyptologist, Dr. Colleen Darnell

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion on Zoom with Connecticut resident Dr. Colleen Darnell who will discuss her career—and personal stylistic interest-- in the study of Egyptology. Dr. Darnell will go through the impacts Egypt has had on the globe and in our state, as well as what modern audiences can learn from the Egyptians, before taking questions from viewers.   Like our programs? … Read More

Chats On the Past: Regina Mason

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live Author Talk on Zoom with author, Regina Mason who will discuss her book about her Connecticut ancestor, William Grimes who escaped slavery in the south and bought his freedom with the power of his own words, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave. Regina will chat about her book and do a live reading then take … Read More