Daniel Nash Returns

Daniel Nash

Thanks to the wonders of the Westport Historical Society, Daniel Nash returned this afternoon to the Saugatuck Congregational Church.

In an amazing coincidence, Nash — who was instrumental in persuading the Connecticut General Assembly to create a new entity out of the existing towns of Fairfield, Norwalk and Weston — reappeared on the exact 175th anniversary of the May 28, 1835 date Westport was founded.

A crowd of history-minded 21st-century Westporters was astonished to see other founding Westport fathers as well, including Horace Staples and the very 1st 1st selectman.

Many in the crowd remarked on the incredible resemblance of Daniel Nash to Craig Matheson, who 50 years ago created the Staples Players drama troupe.

After Nash, Staples and others spoke — and fellow Westporters described town highlights from the past 175 years — refreshments were served.  Great Cakes — which only seems like it’s been here forever — donated the cake.

3 responses to “Daniel Nash Returns

  1. It was another wonderful historical event in Westport…AGAIN…thanks to Dorothy Curran & the Westport Historical Society & all the participants…I was one of them & AGAIN so grateful to be living in Westport…43 years! Happy 175 years Westport! Betty Lou Cummings

  2. Katie Chase

    hi Dan: Thanks for that great coverage of our re-enactment. Craig did a fantastic job–as did the other actors, readers, etc.

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