A new local history bookm Small Town, Big History: Perspectives on Westport’s History presents a collection of articles and presentations authored by Tony Connors during his decade-long tenure as President of the Westport Historical Society. The collected essays provide us with insights into industrial development, political division, struggles for freedom, and the extraordinary achievements of the nationally significant Paul Cuffe.
“It takes a unique perspective to draw meaning from the minutiae of local history and to reveal untold stories. During his tenure as President of the Westport Historical Society, Tony Connors applied his skills as historian, researcher, and educator towards the creation of a meaningful town narrative. He pulled broad themes from stories of individual lives led in the somewhat isolated, rural town of Westport, shining a historian’s light to reveal the startling fact that Westport is part of a national narrative.”
(Jenny O’Neill, Executive Director)
A limited number of copies will be available in late August.
Pre-order by credit card at https://wpthistory.org; $25 per book (plus $5 shipping charge per book).
The Bell School is not yet open to the public so we can only offer books by mail.
Copies will be available for in-person purchase at Partners Village Store in late August. All proceeds benefit the Westport Historical Society.
Virtual Book Launch
Join us for a virtual book launch via Zoom 5 PM Wed., 8/26, in a preview of Westport History 101, local history conversation and raise a glass in memory of Tony Connors.
To register visit https://wpthistory.org
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