Window to Westport’s Past and Present at the Westport Historical Society

Window to Westport’s Past and Present at the Westport Historical SocietyART EXHIBITIONS WPA

Images of Historic Houses: Westport Historical Society will unveil an exhibit of photographs of historic Westport homes taken in the 1930’s under the auspices of the federal Works Progress Administration.

The exhibit opens on Sunday, Nov.8, with a reception from 3 to 5pm and concludes on March 26. All of the homes were at least 100 years old when photographed, making the exhibit a rare peek into the town’s past. To show how the homes have changed, the WPA images will be displayed alongside photos taken today.

 

In all, the exhibit will include photographs of 131 dwellings. Some will be displayed in the Society’s Betty R. & Ralph Sheffer Gallery and the Mollie Donovan Gallery. The remainder will be set aside in folders for visitors to look through. In addition, there will be booklets of historical information on the homes and their owners. One of the sets of photos is of the house at 91 Long Lots Road at the corner of Long Lots and North Avenue. Built in 1840, it was home to generations of Westport’s A…

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Westport Historical Society 25 Avery Place Westport, CT Across from Town Hall.

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