Westport Cemetery Projects 2020

Date: March 28, 2020 Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road Learn more about Westport’s cemeteries including related upcoming events.  Why and how are Westport’s cemeteries (including smaller burial grounds) registered with the Massachusetts Historical Commission?  Where can I find information about these cemeteries?  What are some of the […]

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Paul Cuffe: New Insights presented by David Cole

Date: March 14, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road David Cole will present new findings into the life and legacy of Paul Cuffe. As a researcher, author and super sleuth, David Cole has spent more than a decade setting the record straight on over 200 years of […]

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A Westport Postcard Collection presented by Peter Meggison

Date: January 11, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm Westport Public Library 408 Old County Road Discover the world of deltiology (the study and collection of postcards)! Deltiologist Peter Meggison will present a session on postcard collecting as a hobby. His presentation will include the history and development of postcards as a means of […]

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HALLOWEEN at Handy House

Date: October 26, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  4:00 pm Little ghouls, ghosts and goblins are invited to converge at the Handy House to enjoy some family friendly spooky activities.  It’s scary, but not too scary — even young children will have a great time.  Come in costume! Suggested donation of $5 per family.

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Cleaning and Preserving Gravestones Hands-on Workshop

Date: October 19, 2019 Time: 9:00 am  to  1:00 pm At Westport Point Cemetery 1912 Main Road, Westport Point Learn the basics of cleaning stones with D/2 biological solution, which is not harmful to the stones nor the environment. Hands on training will take place at the Westport Point Cemetery. D/2 Biological Solution and water […]

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Inside Apollo 11: A Westporter’s Story

Date: October 17, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm Annual Meeting Westport Grange, 931 Main Road, Westport A short business meeting will be followed by: Inside Apollo 11: A Westporter’s Story 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Westport resident and retired mechanical engineer, John E. Miller, played a vital […]

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Native American Dye Techniques

Date: October 5, 2019 Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport Elizabeth James-Perry will demonstrate natural dye techniques used to create a traditional palette for woven sashes, bags and baskets. Suggested donation $5.

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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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Indigenous Cooking Demonstration

Date: September 14, 2019 Time: 11:00 am  to  3:00 pm Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport A demonstration of Native American cooking techniques using clay pots, over an open fire. Learn about seasonal cuisine, feast celebrations, and Wampanoag recipes that have been adopted into modern New England foodways. Suggested donation $5.

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