A Conversation about the Wainer Family

Date: May 1, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm This program is presented via Zoom. Click here to pre-register to attend this program. Join Wainer and Cuffe descendant George Wortham and historian Mary Beth Start for a geographically wide-ranging conversation about the Wainer family and their connections to New York State and Upper Canada. […]

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Westport’s Stone Walls

Date: April 17, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Professional land surveyor Sean Leach will explore the evolution of stone walls and highlight their important role as endangered historical land marks. These persistent remnants of the past are found throughout Westport’s landscape. They remain one of the most symbolic reminders of the changing landscape. […]

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Gravestone Cleaning

Date: Every Saturday until May 22, 2021 Time: 10:00 am  to  12:00 pm Westport Gravestone Cleaning Group The Westport Historical Society invites you to join our effort to preserve Westport’s cemeteries. It is a rewarding and therapeutic activity! We will host a series of regular gravestone cleaning events on Saturday mornings. Cleaning will NOT take place in […]

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The Early History of North Westport

Date: March 20, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm The area now know as North Westport is a place that deserves more attention than it has previously received, and there’s no better place to start than at the very beginning of European settlement in this part of town.  This was a land carved out […]

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Dartmouth Quaker Archives

Date: February 27, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Early records of the Dartmouth Monthly Meeting are currently being transcribed and digitized by the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society. These records provide an unparalleled source of information on the life, values, culture and movement of the community of Friends throughout this region, covering 250 […]

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A History of Westport Woods and Kirby House

Date: February 13, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Learn from research-in-progress by Valerie Bassett and others about the history of the Kirby House and Westport Woods Conservation Park, now a Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) property. Traditionally Wampanoag land, English colonists included this as part of the Dartmouth Purchase. From the early settlers, […]

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An Audience with Mayflower passenger Susanna White Winslow

Date: January 23, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:00 pm Meet Mayflower passenger Susanna White Winslow and discover the harrowing stories about her life in England and the challenges of building a new life in a world unknown to her. Susanna was the great grandmother of William White who settled in Westport and lived in […]

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Paul Cuffe, His Purpose, Partners and Properties

Date: January 9, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm A new book about Paul Cuffe, written by David Cole, Richard Gifford and Betty Slade, with illustrations by Ray Shaw, has recently been published by Spinner Publications of New Bedford. The title of the book is Paul Cuffe: His Purpose, Partners and Properties. The book […]

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Historic Cemeteries of Westport

Date: December 12, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm Join a conversation with Betty Slade to learn more about Westport’s cemeteries. 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 rules and regulations that […]

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Thanksgiving Storywalk

Date: Every Friday until December 7, 2020 Time: 8:00 am  to  4:00 pm Open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week FREE! Take a walk, read a book, have an adventure! Handy House Heritage Trail Enter at Handy House parking lot off Hix Bridge Road   Nickommoh! A Thanksgiving Celebration by Jackie French Koller “Now frost […]

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