History Events for the weekend May 3 – 5, 2019

All history events for the weekend can be found here.

Highlighted event:

Destination Westport: Stroll Through Saugatuck

Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 3 to 4 pm as we make our way through the neighborhood that sits along the tracks near the Westport train station. Guide Bob Mitchell, Westport Historical Society Board Member, will discuss Saugatuck’s past as a manufacturing hub and the tight-knit, predominantly Italian community it was to become. Most of what we now know as Westport was once called Saugatuck, after the river, though when the town was incorporated in 1835 from parts of Norwalk and Fairfield, it was given the name Westport.

The walk will begin at the NY-bound side of the train station, where rail service was launched in 1848, making Westport more accessible for visitors and, in turn, giving residents better access to New York City.

Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Day of: $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under.  Register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.

Meet in the Saugatuck Railroad Station, New York-bound side. The tour covers 1-2 miles of sidewalk walking, please bring water and suitable outdoor attire. Join us at the Black Duck after the tour for a complimentary drink.

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