It took nearly 200 years for us to break away from Fairfield, Norwalk and Weston, and become our own town. (As well as decide to call ourselves “Westport,” not “Saugatuck” as we had always been known.)
It took 175 years from that founding — on May 28, 1835 — for the Westport Historical Society to produce a 45-minute show, educating 21st-century residents about our 19th-century past.
And it took 6 years from that day — May 28, 2010 — for the WHS to finish editing a film about the re-enactment.
For a town filled with media folks, the production values are a bit sketchy. But it’s an interesting video nonetheless.
And now — on May 28, 2016 — it’s being released to the public. Enjoy!