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Tuesday Treasure: Historical or Hoax

The Museum holds hundreds of textiles in their collections, but how do we know if they’re real or not? Take part in an interactive guessing game to learn more about how to identify whether a textile is a reproduction (and safe to wear!) or a true piece of the past. 

Join us on Tuesday, May 5, from 6 to 6:30 pm.  Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum program showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events/

 


Kings Highway Colonial Cemetery Online Tour (Rescheduled)

Its weathered, ancient stones just visible on the small hill at the corner of Kings Highway and the Wilton Road, Kings Highway Colonial Cemetery contains many 18th century gravestones as well as has the distinction as being part of the high-ground site of where General Benedict Arnold lay in wait with his Continental forces in Westport to attack British regulars returning from the raid on  Danbury in April 1777. 

 

On Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 1;30 pm, take a virtual journey through this graveyard with Nicole Carpenter, Programs Director, to learn more about the residents of this treasure of Westport. 

 

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events/

 


Live Author Talks: Marty Podskoch

Fridays are for Facebook Live! Join us on May 1st from 5 to 5:30pm for a Facebook Live Author Talk with author, Marty Podskoch who will discuss his book Connecticut 169 Club. Marty will chat about his book featuring interesting facts about the Nutmeg’s state’s many towns and villages. How well do you know CT? The author will do a live reading then take questions from viewers.  

 To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events/


Kings Highway Colonial Cemetery Online Tour

Its weathered, ancient stones just visible on the small hill at the corner of Kings Highway and the Wilton Road, Kings Highway Colonial Cemetery contains many 18th century gravestones as well as has the distinction as being part of the high-ground site of where General Benedict Arnold lay in wait with his Continental forces in Westport to attack British regulars returning from the raid on Danbury in April 1777. 


On Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 1:30 pm, take a virtual journey through this graveyard with Nicole Carpenter, Programs Director, to learn more about the residents of this treasure of Westport. 

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events/

 


History Happy Hour! Vintage Cocktails Weekly

Every Thursday at 5pm, Westport Museum for History and Culture will raise a glass to the past with our new vintage cocktail series produced with CTbites. Follow along and learn how to make these classics along with history you can drink to. We'll upload a new video every Thursday at 5pm to our Facebook page Westport Museum for History & Culture and on CTBites.com. Recipes at virtualhistorywestport.org/recipes

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events/


Saugatuck Socials: Women & Spring

Join us on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 6:30 pm!  Celebrate Women’s History as we continue to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Enjoy readings related to women, both notable and unknown, from our past.

The Westport Historical Society, now the Westport Museum, began in Saugatuck in 1889. Members read interesting historical documents aloud or shared local stories. We invite you to join us virtually for a drink and a nibble while we share stories, poems, historic essays and music with the rest of our community.

Have a women’s history story of your own? Share it with us online!

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events



Live Author Talks: Manisha Sinha

Fridays are for Facebook Live! Join us on April 24 from 5to 5:30 pm for a Facebook Live Author Talk with author Manisha Sinha who will discuss her book The Slaves Cause.

Manisha will chat about her book and do a live reading then take questions from viewers.

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events


 



Live Author Talks: Marcia Biederman

Fridays are for Facebook Live! Join us on April 17 from 5to 5:30pm for a Facebook Live Author Talk with author, Marcia Biederman about the woman who convinced the world to speed read.

Biederman will discuss her book Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked and take questions from viewers after a brief live reading

To learn more about this event go to www.virtualhistorywestport.org/events



Tuesday Treasure: The Writing Machine (Virtual Event)

As you type away on your laptop, phones, iPads, and desktops working from home, have you considered how your keyboard came to be? Join Westport Museum on April 21 from 6 to 6:30 pm to explore the origins of the “writing machine” with various models and types of typewriters!

Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum program showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

See our website to access our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live.  Information is in this listing under “Programs.”


Tuesday Treasure: Tea Time Trimmings (Virtual Event)

The bloom begins in April and back in the day ladies turned out in cheerful accessories to welcome the season. Virtually join Westport Museum on April 14th from 6 to 6:30 pm, as we show off accessories of the sunny season! View some of the hats, shoes and hair accessories designed for the days of gardening and afternoon tea. 

Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum program showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

See our website to access our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/WestportHistory/live) and for instructions on using Facebook Live.  Information is in this listing under “Programs.”