Danbury Raid: The British Are Coming


On Wed., April 25th, from 7 to 8 pm, Westport Historical Society will host Ed Hynes’ lecture marking the 241st anniversary of Tryon’s Raid, the Revolutionary War engagement that began with 1,800 British troops landing at Compo Beach.

On Sunday, April 29 Mr. Hynes will repeat this lecture for children ages 10 – 12. This will take place from 4-5 pm.


YWCA Stand Against Racism


Stand Against Racism is a national YWCA program. The 2017 theme was Women of Color Leading Change. Susan Toliver, professor, and chair of Iona College’s Sociology Department was the keynote speaker


Spring Birding Class: Warblers & Neotropical Migrants


Join Ted Gilman for an introductory lecture on the life histories of these beautiful birds and learn how to identify the 20+ species that pass through Connecticut each May. Afterwards we will venture outside to hopefully find some of the first arriving warblers and other spring migrants that fill Audubon Greenwich with color every spring.


Meet The Author: Annette Insdorf


Discover how the opening sequences of a great movie sets the tone for the film with Columbia University film professor, Annette Insdorf, as she discusses her new book, Cinematic Overtures.

• A 30- to 40-minute author talk
• Q&A
• Book sales and signing

Free and open to the public. Light hors d’oeuvres served.


Revolutionary Kids: Danbury Raid


Why are there cannons on Compo? Why do murals around town show Redcoats on the beach? On Sunday, April 29, from 4 to 5 pm, WHS will host a fun kid-focused talk sharing the answer to these and other interesting questions about the 241st anniversary of the Danbury Raid.


Fly on over to WHS: Lunchtime Talk


On Wednesday, May 9th, at noon, join us at Westport Historical Society to hear a fascinating and informative talk about our feathered friends.

Attract more birds! We are in the thick of spring migration and many pretty, interesting birds are headed our way. Chris Petherick of Wild Birds Unlimited of Fairfield will talk about which birds “summer” in our area, and how to attract them to our yards.


Time Travelers Summer Camp at WHS


Join WHS’ award-winning education team for one of the three Time Travelers Summer Camp sessions. Each week-long session is open for children ages 7-12 and will take place from 9 am – 3 pm.

$250/Members, $300/Non-members, $75 for daily registration and $10 sibling discount
Includes snack, materials and one lunch on Friday, please bring a bag lunch every other day.