Book Launch: Small Town, Big History

Date: August 26, 2020 Time: 5:00 pm  to  6:00 pm Discover the story of YOUR town! A NEW LOCAL HISTORY BOOK! Small Town, Big History: Perspectives on Westport’s History by Tony Connors Join us for a virtual book launch via zoom, preview of Westport History 101, local history conversation and raise a glass in memory […]

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Gravestone Cleaning session

Date: Every Saturday until September 5, 2020 Time: 8:30 am  to  10:00 am 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! We will host a series of regular gravestone cleaning events on Saturday mornings 8.30 AM – 10 AM. You must sign […]

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Westport Gravestone Cleaning Group

Date: Every Saturday until August 8, 2020 Time: 8:30 am  to  10:00 am 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! We will host a series of regular gravestone cleaning events on Saturday mornings 10.30 AM – 12 PM. You must sign […]

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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 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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Westport’s Mayflower Children and Grandchildren presented by Richard Gifford

Date: February 8, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm  to  3:30 pm Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. Local historian and genealogist Richard Gifford discusses the many descendants of Mayflower passengers who settled in Old Dartmouth including the grandchildren of the Mayflower passengers George Soule, John Cooke, […]

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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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