Tuesday Treasure: Kick up Your Heels

Shine up your shoes and take a look at some of the fabulous footgear held in the museum's collection! Peek at some pumps, behold baby boots, and discover the dyes used to … 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

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 … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Compo

Cannons and pavilions and bathing suits, oh my! Hear more about the objects associated with Westport’s beloved Compo beach. Why would cannon balls be found under the sand? What did people in the … 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

Chats on the Past: Anna Redding

Fridays are for fascinating forums! Join us for a Live discussion with Anna Redding, Emmy Award–winning journalist and author of Rescuing the Declaration of Independence. Redding will discuss their upcoming book, Courage Like Kate. Delving into the true story of Kate Moore, the twelve-year-old lighthouse keeper in 19th century … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Judah Family

Uncover the story of one of the first recorded Jewish families in Westport. Hear of their escape from persecution in 18th century Manhattan, their connection to Lockwood-Mathews Mansion in Norwalk, and eventual rest in the oldest cemetery in town.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Back to School

Eyes up front and pencils out for the history of select items related to Westport's, and Connecticut’s, educational system. What product made the slate industry boom? And who were “E.A.” and … Read More

Connecticut’s Hidden History: 1640-1848

This University of Connecticut Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course explores notable events and periods in Connecticut history through untold or unknown stories of the people and places which participated. Presented by the Executive Director and Programs & … 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 … Read More

Tuesday Treasure: Let There Be Light

Light has always been of the utmost importance, whether lighting a darkened colonial house or a factory floor. Hear more about the various forms of illumination that Westport residents used in the past.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind … 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