How Westport Became a Town
Presented by Tony Connors
7 PM Thursday May 21
Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road, Westport
Tony Connors, President of the Westport Historical Society, delves into the early history of Westport and looks at how and why the residents of this area petitioned to separate from Dartmouth in 1787. The political and social issues of the day may sound familiar – taxes, boundaries, poor relief, highways, town officers, obscure elected positions, and education. Join us and learn more about a town official called a culler of fish and the important role of the “searcher and packer of pickled pork and beef.” Suggested donation $5.
(Please note Preserving Westport’s Cemeteries May 21 has been postponed)