Spooktober – a haunting we will go

Discover Westport’s ghoulish side with our month-long series of family-friendly spooky fun centered on our communities past.

Social distancing practices will be in effect and masks are suggested.

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October2021
Destination Westport: Art From the BeyondLearn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.
2 pmGreens Farms Lower Cemetery
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October2021
Destination Westport: Dark HistorySneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. 
6 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Tuesday Treasure: Dolls & FigurinesWho knows what awaits those brave enough to join the museum for a showcase of the eeriest objects held in the collection.
6 pmVirtual Offering
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October2021
Destination Westport: Dark HistorySneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. 
6 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Destination Westport: Westport SanitariumThough the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health.
10 am & 11:15 amWinslow Park
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October2021
Darkness, Inside the Mind of Connecticut’s ColonistsEnter 1647 and experience the real world of European colonists through their own words, as well as the darkness that pervaded their everyday lives.
7:30 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Chats on the Past: Roseanne MontilloJoin us for a Live discussion with author Roseanne Montillo, author of The Lady and Her Monsters. Montillo will discuss their book, The Wilderness of Ruin.
5 pmVirtual Offering
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October2021
Destination Westport: Art From the BeyondLearn what urns, willow trees and other artistic symbols on gravestones mean as you meander through the cemetery.
10 am & 11:15 amGreens Farms Lower Cemetery
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October2021
Tuesday Treasure: All Hallows Eve Who knows what awaits those brave enough to join the museum for a showcase of the eeriest objects held in the collection. Take a peek at an Art Nouveau disinfectant, pieces from a webby wardrobe and other Halloween related items.
6 pmVirtual Offering
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October2021
Mr. Washington Irving Reading, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The ghostly apparition of Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, has been resurrected for a special reading of his frightful tale about the Headless Horseman. Hear his famous story virtually.. 
6 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Destination Westport: Dark HistorySneak along the paths of downtown as you hear curious tales from the darker side of Westport’s past. 
6 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Panic in Connecticut, Herstory PerformanceA one woman show, performed by Virginia Wolfe based upon painstaking research that sheds light on the puritan society that condemned so-called witches to their death thirty years before the hysteria of Salem, Massachusetts. 
7 pmWestport Museum
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October2021
Annual Illuminating the Past Halloween Cemetery Lantern TourWM proudly presents the return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern and discover Westport’s most notable dearly departed residents.
4 pmGreens Farms Upper Cemetery
30
October2021
Annual Illuminating the Past Halloween Cemetery Lantern TourWM proudly presents the return of its annual lantern tour illuminating Westport’s past. Creep through the cemetery with your lantern and discover Westport’s most notable dearly departed residents.
5 pmEvergreen Cemetery
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October2021
Destination Westport: Westport SanitariumThough the buildings are long gone, the site of the Westport Sanitarium—one of two in Westport—still tells the story of public health.
2:30 pmWinslow Park