House Tour 2020

Date: July 26, 2020 Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm A self-guided tour of spectacular private homes located throughout Westport. All proceeds will benefit the Westport Historical Society. Become a sponsor and receive an invitation to a special reception and preview of the house tour at the Acoaxet Club! Click here for tickets, sponsorship and […]

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Opening Saturday May 2: The Handy House Heritage Trail

Date: May 2, 2020 Time: 9:00 am  to  1:00 pm Macro Photography: Getting up close to spring along the new Handy House Heritage Trail 9 AM – 11 AM Saturday May 2 at the Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport Enthusiasts of any skill level and with any camera equipment (including phones) are invited […]

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Climate Change, Past, Present, Future: Mining Climate Clues from our Whaling Past presented by Professor Tim Walker and Dr. Caroline Ummenhofer

Date: April 18, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road Climate scientist Dr. Caroline Ummenhofer and Professor Tim Walker discuss how whaling logbooks are providing weather data to document climate change and predict future changes. Captains and first mates of whaling ships kept a daily log of events […]

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Westport Gravestone Cleaning Group

Date: Every Saturday until June 20, 2020 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm Join Our Team! The Westport Historical Society invites you to join our effort to preserve Westport’s cemeteries. It is a rewarding and therapeutic activity! Beginning in late April we will host a series of regular gravestone cleaning events on Saturday mornings 10 AM – 12 […]

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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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POSTPONED Paul Cuffe: New Insights presented by David Cole

Date: March 14, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm THIS PROGRAM IS POSTPONED 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 […]

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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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