What happened to Washingtonian Hall?

What happened to Washingtonian Hall after the demise of the Washingtonian Society? Sometime before 1880 it became known as Riverside Hall. In the late 19th century it was owned by George E. Gifford, who rented it out for dances. Later it was sold to a wheelwright who operated a shop for many years. From 1929 […]

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The Great Depression

Westport in the Great Depression Most of us know about the Great Depression of the 1930s either because we lived through it, listened to stories from parents or older relatives, or heard all the references to it when we went through the recent “Great Recession” of 2008, which had some of the same causes and […]

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Eugene Feio

Eugene Feio was interviewed by Mary Giles on November 19, 1976. He spoke about his role as both constable and (acting) postmaster.   This evening we are going to talk all around the subjects that interest us. Mr. Feio, you have just recently been made Postmaster haven’t you?   Actually, I’m not the Postmaster right […]

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Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker was interviewed by Mary Giles on December 6, 1976. He was thirteen at the time, and discussed school, sports, and travel. Ben, how do you like living out in the country in this beautiful old house, far away from neighbors? Your family has created a very beautiful place here, using parts of several […]

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Splice the Main Brace

A CELEBRATION OF WESTPORT’S WORKING WATERFRONT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 AT HISTORIC WESTPORT POINT’S LEES WHARF and PAQUACHUCK INN RIGGERS’ REWARD 7 pm – 9:30 pm $55 per person Dine on canapés, local fare and delicious desserts. Boogie to BLUES TRAIN! Cash bar tickets $5 with free soft drinks. SOLD OUT! CAPTAIN’S PARTY 6 pm […]

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Annual Appeal

Please help us reach our target of $20,000 for our annual appeal! Our annual appeal has particular urgency this year. The annual operating budget of the Society has grown with our increased responsibilities and the continued expansion of our role in the community such as Second Saturdays at the Handy House, public archaeology days, as […]

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