Artisan Fair and Vintage Market

Date: September 21, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA Handy House Artisan Fair showcases 30 local craftspeople who specialize in skills and traditional crafts commonly practiced in the 18th and 19th century. This year’s fair also features a vintage wares yard sale – an opportunity to pick up […]

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Cleaning and Preserving Gravestones Hands-on Workshop

Date: August 24, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm At Howland Hall, Westport Point United Methodist Church 1912 Main Road, Westport Point Ted Kinnari, owner of D/2 Biological Solutions, will conduct a workshop featuring Rusty Brenner, gravestone cleaner and preservation expert. Mr. Brenner will discuss the basics of cleaning and preservation and will demonstrate […]

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Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project

Date: August 8, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm Presented by Jennifer Weston at the Westport Public Library 408 Old County Road, Westport, MA The Wampanoag Language is one of more than three dozen languages classified as belonging to the Algonquian language family. Through the processes of religious conversion, laws against the use of […]

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House Tour 2019

Date: July 28, 2019 Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm The Westport Historical Society will host its third annual House Tour on Sunday July 28 – a self-guided look at six spectacular private homes located throughout the idyllic SouthCoast town. The gracious owners of the architecturally significant homes in Westport will throw open their doors […]

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Then and Now Family Day

Date: July 13, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Baby Boomers to Gen Z 10 AM – 4 PM Handy House 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport 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 […]

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Handy House open Wampanoag Heritage and Culture Exhibition

Date: Every Saturday until October 20, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA Historic Handy House features architectural and historical displays. Throughout the summer we will celebrate Native American traditional arts and material culture with a special exhibition and events focusing on indigenous cooking, Native dye techniques, quillwork, Wampanoag language […]

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Silhouettes for Your Family

Date: June 23, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Handy House 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport Hand-cut by silhouette artist Marcella Comerford, these lovely portraits make WONDERFUL GIFTS and precious mementos. All work is done free-hand and wiggly little ones are welcome!  You can expect a genuine and individual portrait, with consideration for the […]

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Photo and Document Scanning Day

Date: April 13, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm American Legion Hall, 489 Sanford Road Bring up to 5 photos of people, places, events connected to Westport. They can be old or new, formal or snapshots. Not sure what to bring? We are interested in anything connected to Westport, but especially welcome photos dating […]

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The Giffords of Westport presented by Richard Gifford

Date: March 9, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm 2 PM Saturday March 9, 2019 (Snow date 2 PM Saturday March 16) Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport MA The Giffords were among the earliest settlers in Westport and, even today, the name “Gifford” remains a common surname among local residents. Local […]

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