REVIEWS

We’re sharing the history content we’ve recently read, seen, and heard. Got a review you’d like to share with the community? Email us at virtualmuseum@westporthistory.org for consideration in our weekly newsletter. Reviews can be about any history-based content: nonfiction, fiction, podcast, movies/television, art, or even virtual exhibits. We’re eager to hear from you so send those reviews along!

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Two True Stories *Sort of: Reviews for May 28th
America: The Story of Us, is a 12-part mini-series discusses American history from Jamestown to Present Day, each episode focusing …
Camus and Fitzgerald: Reviews for May 21st
My family turned a dreary quarantine Saturday into a day full of 1920's roar …
Obnoxious Fledglings: Reviews for May 14th
Jerks in Connecticut History is an entertaining introduction to some of Connecticut’s most infamous characters, including circus man P. T. Barnum and the treacherous Brigadier General Benedict Arnold. Each …
Time Travel and Madness: Reviews for May 7th
From the director of pre-colonial era horror movie, The VVitch, Robert Eggers’ 2019 movie The Lighthouse is a thriller following two …
Ladies & Atomic Lessons: Reviews for April 29th
Greta Gerwig’s 2019 interpretation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women brings the 19th century novel into the modern age with a timely and …
Reviews for April 20th
Although the earliest years of American history are often presented to us through the …
Killing the Queen & Dictators on Screen: Reviews for April 13th
Love stories of spies, love-triangles, revenge, and whodunnits? The Royal Art of Poison may be the perfect read …
Petticoats and Puritans: Reviews for April 6th
A YouTube channel featuring historic dress creation and a behind-the-scenes book about Pilgrim life. …
Dimensions, Dickens, and Descendants: Reviews for March 30th
A review of a classic Twilight Zone episode, rediscovering Great Expectations, and a novel for genealogy …
Little Women and Big Jerks Get Down With the Sickness: Reviews for March 23rd
The mysterious Louisa May Alcott, Yellow Fever: and poking fun at histories villains. A …
Rebel Girls, Flannel Suits, and Aaron Burr, Sir?: Reviews for March 16th
A storybook of extraordinary women, Aaron Burr’s secret love life and a classic movie …