Saturday, April 1, 2017

The British are coming to Westport!

The Westport Historical Society invites you to join the Revolution this April as it commemorates the 1777 Raid of Danbury  that took place  240 years ago.  The historical Society has planned a month long series of events from April 1 – May 29. Below is a listing of events open to the public! There will be an opening reception on Sunday, April 2 from 2 pm to 5 pm at Compo Beach.

Schedule of events
April 6:
The Making of a Nation: Revolutionary-era Art from Connecticut Museum
by Robin Frank, 7 pm, Reservations recommended. $10 donation.
April 18:
Westport's Uncivil Revolution: A Family Divided by Politics, Smugglers,
Snitches and Tory Raiders. Talk by Author Jonathan Walker with an introduction
by Eve Potts. 7 pm, Reservations recommended. $10 donation.
April 20:
Lunch and Learn: Monument Madness, Minute Man Monument
by Kathie Bennewitz, Noon, Reservations recommended. $10 donation.

April 23:
Bus Tour of the Danbury Raid with Ed Hynes starting at Compo Beach.
9 am - 4 pm. Reservations required.

April 23:
Music George Washington Would Have Heard. Greens Farms Congregational Church,
5 pm. Reservations recommended. $10 donation.

April 26:
Lecture on the Danbury Raid by Ed Hynes, 7 pm.
 Reservations recommended. $10 donation.
Throughout April: "Food" Activities around Westport area will include restaurants
serving Revolutionary Dishes for $17.77 and  Children's 1777 cooking classes.

 Westport Library

April 22:
The Maker Faire will have a section on 18th century manufacturing.

April 23:
Book Discussion: "Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick. J. Bruce McGuirk
will lead the discussion, 3 pm.
Westport Senior Center

April 7:
 Lecture: Religion During the Period of the American Revolution
by Lydia Will-Ciollo, PhD. 1:30 - 3 pm.

Westport Arts Center
 ...will be coordinating a really cool art contest for middle school students.

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