One Great Family, One Giant Man

The Westport Historical Society unveiled its latest exhibits this evening.

One honors the Gault family‘s 5 generations of ingenious, important service to our community.

Three generations of Gaults (including Donahers and Sterlings) pose at this evening's Westport Historical Society opening reception.

Three generations of Gaults (including Donahers and Sterlings) pose at this evening’s Westport Historical Society opening reception.

The other exhibit celebrates the life of Tracy Sugarman, the beloved illustrator/author/social justice advocate who died in January at 91.

A videotaped interview, artwork, book covers and other memorabilia are all part of the Tracy Sugarman exhibit.

A videotaped interview, artwork, book covers and other memorabilia are all part of the Tracy Sugarman exhibit.

Whether you know a ton about Westport’s history or nothing at all, these shows should not be missed. They provide valuable insights into who we are as a community — and who helped get us where we are.

The exhibits run through September 2. But see them now.

A perfect time is Memorial Day. The Westport Historical Society is open — and it’s right next to Veterans Green, where the post-parade ceremony takes place.

3 responses to “One Great Family, One Giant Man

  1. Susan Walton Wynkoop, President Westport Historical Society

    Thank you for being there Dan! Yes, this exhibit must be seen and is so much a part of our town and where we have been and where we are going.

  2. marc bailin

    So glad there’s a tribue to Tracy Sugarman.. I met him when I started dating his daughter Laurie in 1968. Shortly after my dad Jack Bailin died. Tracy and his wife June were the most amazing surrogate parents one could ever dream of. And was blessed to see him at the book signing at the Library not long ago. What an amazing man.

  3. Dear Dan,
    The town is blessed to have someone like you who truly appreciates our town’s history, celebrates it very day in your blog and spreads the word so eloquently to others. Kudos to you for being such a true blue friend of the Westport Historical Society. What I’d like to say is ” Go Westport. What a place we live in”.
    We hope many people stop in to enjoy the determination of Westporters like the Gaults and artist/writers like Tracy Sugarman who continue to inspire us with their strength and creativity. We’re proud and honored to host both of these exhibits for everyone to see.