Wampanoag Families of Westport presented by R. Andrew Pierce

Date: January 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm 10 AM Saturday January 13 at the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport R. Andrew Pierce will present research into the Wampanoag families of the Westport. 19th century New England genealogists largely ignored Native Americans, who despite centuries in the area, had […]

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Westport’s Founding Families presented by Richard Gifford

Date: December 1, 2017 Time: 10:30 am  to  12:00 pm 10.30 AM Friday December 1 at the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport Local historian and genealogist Richard Gifford will explore the stories of the first generation of settlers in Westport in the 17th century who were drawn by an abundance of […]

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Dr. Handy and the Spooky Spirits

Date: October 28, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm   The witch flies again at the Westport Historical Society’s popular free Halloween program at the historic Handy House. “Dr. Handy and the Spooky Spirits” offers children and their families a chance to enjoy the season with a little spookiness and a lot of fun. […]

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Annual Meeting

Date: October 19, 2017 Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm 6 PM Thursday October 19 at the Westport Free Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport A short business meeting will be followed by: The Slave Trade in New Bedford on the Eve of Civil War presented by Tony Connors, President of the Westport Historical […]

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Handy House Artisan Fair

Date: October 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm Handy House Artisan Fair, organized by the Westport Historical Society, showcases 30 local craftspeople who specialize in skills and traditional crafts commonly practiced in the 18th and 19th century. Traditional craftsmanship, from blacksmithing to green woodworking, is still very much alive in Westport. The Artisan […]

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Postponed to Oct 1 Handy House Artisan Fair

Date: September 30, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR OCT 1 Handy House Artisan Fair, organized by the Westport Historical Society, showcases 30 local craftspeople who specialize in skills and traditional crafts commonly practiced in the 18th and 19th century. Traditional craftsmanship, from blacksmithing to green woodworking, is […]

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Paul Cuffe 1759-1817: Following His Footsteps

Date: September 16, 2017 Time: 9:00 am  to  5:00 pm 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday September 16 at the Westport Friends Meeting House, 938 Main Road, Westport A symposium exploring new perspectives on the life of Paul Cuffe. Keynote speaker Vanessa Julye, Program Coordinator of the Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries at the Friends […]

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House Tour

Date: August 6, 2017 Time: 11:00 am  to  4:00 pm The Westport Historical Society House Tour is a self-guided tour of private homes in Westport. Tour goers are given a ticket that gains them admission to the homes and a guidebook with descriptions of the homes and a map of the tour route so they […]

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Summer Adventures for Kids

Date: Every Wednesday until August 24, 2017 Time: 10:00 am  to  11:30 am   Wednesdays in August, 10:00 – 11:30 am; ages 10-15 years old, space is limited. $12/session for WHS members; $15/session for non-members~(supply costs included in fee) Cadman-White-Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport, MA 02790   Wednesday, August 2, Knot Tying Erika Hamer […]

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