John S. Babcock Miniature Furniture Collection

I suspect that many Westporters have in their possession a piece of John Babcock’s miniature furniture. Such pieces may be considered dollhouse furniture, but the level of craftsmanship elevates his work to something more than just toys for child’s play. Fortunately, the Westport Historical Society has a representative sample of this miniature furniture. Made by […]

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The Consolidation of Westport Schools

The following paper was written by Peter Innes following his internship at Westport Historical Society, during the spring semester 2009.  During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tremendous change occurred within the Westport Public School system. This change occurred gradually and not without opposition, but ultimately was the result of not only a better […]

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Then and Now Family Day

Baby Boomers to Gen Z July 13, 2019 10 AM – 4 PM Handy House 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport FREE! Do you remember rotary phones, typewriters and Jiffy Pop? Join us at the Handy House with your grandchildren, younger friends, or family members for a special day of activities designed to encourage sharing and […]

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The Macomber Family of Central Village

Westport Historical Society Collection 2000.205.001 The Macomber Family of Central Village Hand Written By Marianna Macomber Typed By Margaret (Macomber) Douglas in 1970 (Miss. Marianna Macomber Passed Away in the 1960’s) FACTS, HEARSAY AND MEMORIES It is quite possible that nobody will care to read what I am writing, but yet it may be of […]

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