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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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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