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Exhibit Opening: “Legacy: The Adairs of Westport”
February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Westport Museum for History and Culture, 25 Avery Place
Westport, 06880 United States
For nearly one hundred years Benjamin Adair and his descendants called Westport home. Likely born into slavery in North Carolina, Adair built a prosperous life through a series of smart investments and his association with financier Morris Ketchum. Married to Ursula Mingo of Long Island’s Shinnecock nation, for decades Adair’s daughters became prominent educators and creatives, yet their story and Westport Legacy was interrupted when the family lost their homestead through unfair real estate taxation. Rediscovered in 2020, their legacy is reexplored in this exhibit built using artifacts from descendants.
Enjoy late hours to view this new exhibit and light refreshments.
Exhibit openings are free but we’d appreciate your support! Suggested donation of $5, continues our unique exhibitions.