This outing coincides with the publication of A Walking Tour of Westport, which celebrates the Town’s Bicentennial and the 250th anniversary of its settlement by William Gilliland. The new guide highlights the town’s exceptional variety of architecture and we are fortunate to have the author of the guide, Virginia Westbrook, to lead our outing around the village.
A few highlights of the tour will include the Westport Library, Inn on the Library Lawn, Ballard Park, the Westport Federated Church, and summer homes like Beech Hill, Bonnycroft, and Windward.
Lunch will be provided by the Normandie Beach Club, where we will also see the ruins of the Sisco Furnace. Individuals who contributed to planning the tour will join us for a closing reception at the Westport Marina’s Galley Restaurant to share their perspectives on the town’s rich history, kept alive by a series of dedicated local historians.
The tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m.
FEE: $35 for AARCH members and $45 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Photos courtesy of Virginia Westbrook