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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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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A Walk Down Old Horseneck Beach presented by David Jones

Date: January 12, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm 2 PM Saturday January 12 (Snow date 2 PM Saturday January 19) Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport MA Postcard collector David Jones presents a visual walk down old Horseneck Beach, featuring a newly discovered collection of historic photographs by Clarence Williston, music […]

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Annual Meeting: Black Flags, Blue Waters

Date: October 18, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm Westport Historical Society Annual Meeting Dedee Shattuck Gallery, One Partners Lane, Westport MA A short business meeting will be followed by: Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin Set against the backdrop of the Age of […]

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Artisan Fair

Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 10:00 am  to  3:00 pm 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA (Rain date Sunday September 23 2018) 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 […]

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Archaeology Day at Handy House

Date: August 25, 2018 Time: 10:00 am  to  2:00 pm At the Handy House, 202 Hix Bridge Road, Westport MA FREE Indulge your inner Indiana Jones with a day full of archaeological fun for all ages! Do you like to dig in the dirt? Find things that are lost? Put pieces together? Figure out stories […]

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