What happened to Washingtonian Hall?

What happened to Washingtonian Hall after the demise of the Washingtonian Society? Sometime before 1880 it became known as Riverside Hall. In the late 19th century it was owned by George E. Gifford, who rented it out for dances. Later it was sold to a wheelwright who operated a shop for many years. From 1929 […]

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The Great Depression

Westport in the Great Depression Most of us know about the Great Depression of the 1930s either because we lived through it, listened to stories from parents or older relatives, or heard all the references to it when we went through the recent “Great Recession” of 2008, which had some of the same causes and […]

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Eugene Feio

Eugene Feio was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 19, 1976. He spoke about his role as both constable and (acting) postmaster.   This evening we are going to talk all around the subjects that interest us. Mr. Feio, you have just recently been made Postmaster haven’t you?   Actually, I’m not the Postmaster right […]

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Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker was interviewed by Mary Giles on December 6, 1976. He was thirteen at the time, and discussed school, sports, and travel.   Ben, how do you like living out in the country in this beautiful old house, far away from neighbors? Your family has created a very beautiful place here, using parts of […]

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Splice the Main Brace

A CELEBRATION OF WESTPORT’S WORKING WATERFRONT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 AT HISTORIC WESTPORT POINT’S LEES WHARF and PAQUACHUCK INN RIGGERS’ REWARD 7 pm – 9:30 pm $55 per person Dine on canapés, local fare and delicious desserts. Boogie to BLUES TRAIN! Cash bar tickets $5 with free soft drinks. SOLD OUT! CAPTAIN’S PARTY 6 pm […]

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Annual Appeal

Please help us reach our target of $20,000 for our annual appeal! Our annual appeal has particular urgency this year. The annual operating budget of the Society has grown with our increased responsibilities and the continued expansion of our role in the community such as Second Saturdays at the Handy House, public archaeology days, as […]

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Town records of 1824

Page 494 January 1, 1824: Pursuant to the within warrant I have summoned and notified the inhabitants of said Town of Westport qualified as therein expressed, to assemble at the time and place for the purposes within mentioned, by posting up one notice at the Town House, one at F. Brownell Store, one at Isaac […]

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Town rcords 1814

Page 316 VOTED to adjourn this meeting until the last Saturday of August next at two of the clock in the afternoon. AT A LEGAL MEETING [held June 6,1814 to select jurors] Ebenezer Baker and Thomas Wordell was drawn as Traverse Jurymen at the Circuit Court of Common Pleas. AT A LEGAL MEETING [held September […]

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Town records for 1796

AGREEABLE TO A VENERE from the clerkof court of Common Peas, requiring one person drawn to serve as a grand Juror for the year ensuing and one person to serve as a petit juror the town met April 4, 1796 and Benjamin Brownell 2 was drawn as grand juror and Benet Cook was drawn as […]

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