"The Sound & The Saugatuck, Watershed Moments" at the Westport Historical Society
Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place
How has Westport’s locale—its position at the junction of Long Island Sound estuary and the tidal Saugatuck River—shaped town history? What does that history teach us? What does it tell us about today and tomorrow?
At the Westport Historical Society, from May 25 to September 1, prepare to be blown away by the breadth, depth and, at times, sheer beauty of the answers in two stunning new exhibits, The Sound & The Saugatuck, and Watershed Moments.Also expect to leave with a fresh appetite for oysters and respect for their vital role—and ours–in maintaining clean local water at a time that just 15 of Connecticut’s 36 coastal towns remain open for shellfishing. For now, Westport is one of the 15, but that status may be in jeopardy.