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Monday, July 07, 2003

Westport Historical Society Addition Nears Completion

The Westport Historical Society is on target for fall completion of an addition to its historic Victorian-era Wheeler House in Westports center.

Westport Historical Society addition is almost complete. WestportNow.com photo

The $1 million project, designed by Fairfield architect Robert Hatch, echoes the octagonal shape of the groupҒs Bradley-Wheeler Barn, which also sits on its property opposite Town Hall.

The addition includes a state-of-the art exhibit hall that can also be used for presentations, lectures and seminars, enhanced access to archives, and improved storage and community access to textile and clothing collections.

It also provides classroom space for educational programs for both children and adults.

The existing building, which includes Victorian period rooms, exhibit space, the museum shop, costume and textile collections, offices, a conference room, archives and storage space will be reconfigured and improved.

The new addition will host the societys ғTV Neighbors exhibit scheduled to open in September.


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