Upcoming Exhibit at Westport Historical Society: The Danbury Raid

Danbury Raid April 2

Westport’s First Selectman, Jim Marpe, will proclaim April 2017 “American Revolution Month” in recognition of the 240th anniversary of The Danbury Raid when the British landed at Compo Beach and raided Patriot supplies in Danbury. WHS will feature an exhibit at Wheeler House, 25 Avery Place from April 1 to April 29. Opening reception: April 2 from 3 to 5 pm.


Westporter to Discuss The Role of Art in the American Revolution

Robin Frank April 6

On Thursday, April 6, from 7 to 8pm, Robin Jaffee Frank, chief curator of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, will talk at Westport Historical Society about the role of art in swaying public opinion in the colonies in favor of the Revolutionary War and how it also helped our ancestors forge a sense of their national identity.


American Revolution Talk at WHS: A Family Divided

Walker Talk April 18

On Tuesday, April 18 from 7 to 8 pm, as part of the Westport Historical Society’s observance of American Revolution Month in Westport, Jonathan Bennett Walker, now retired and living in Pennsylvania, will tell how his research revealed that the family stories about the American Revolution were misleading at best. Walker recently finished a novel, “A Certain Cast of Light.”


2017 Minute Man Race


Get in the spirit of Spring! Register now for the 39th annual Minute Man Race, brought to you by the Westport Young Woman’s League. Join us for a morning of exercise and family fun. The course begins and ends at scenic Compo Beach in Westport, weaving you around the historic Minute Man statue.