Westport Historical Society
Established in 1889, the Westport Historical Society's mission to preserve and promote the town's rich history. It is located in the historic Bradley-Wheeler House, which was built in 1795 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The house features three Victorian-period rooms and a gift shop. Also on the grounds are a historic 19th century one-room schoolhouse called Adams Academy that operated from 1837-1867; the only octagonal-shaped barn in the state, which was built around around 1847 and houses the Museum of Westport; and a large hall where many exhibits are shown throughout the year. The museum features a model diorama of the town as it appeared at the end of the 19th century, and exhibits that describe the history of the town; a variety of artifacts are also on display.
Backstory and Context
Ohno, Kate. "Bradley-Wheeler House." National Parks Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. July 5, 1984. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/e6539995-f787-48a0-b75a-77e2b165adae.
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