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The Pearl’s closure recalls history in Westport

Shortly after The Pearl shut its doors on Nov. 28, this message was put up on their website to thank all of its long time customers and supporters.
December 15, 2020

Westport is known for being a beach town, as the location plays a significant role in town culture. Westport residents can often be seen taking strolls by the shore and walking dogs in the fall and winter,...

Westport history showcased virtually through Westport Museum for Culture and History

May 8, 2020

They’ve watched all of the Netflix shows, read and re-read every book in their house and finished every puzzle that their family owns. As Staples students enter the sixth week since school has been...

Westport Historical Society’s festivities haunt, but also educate

A horse carriage arrives at the Westport Historical Society for the Family Creep Fest, which offers families hayrides throughout downtown. Photo by Anastasia Thumser '22.
October 10, 2019

Ghoulish games, petrifying pumpkins and horrifying hayrides are just a few of the activities at the Family Creep Fest, which occurred on Oct. 5. With Halloween quickly approaching, the Westport Historical...

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Students in Women in History encouraged their peers to partake in activities for International Women's Day, including wearing purple to school and answering various true or false questions.
March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned...

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past

BlackKklansman depicts America’s prejudiced past
October 3, 2018

By Chelsea Fox ’19 and Amanda Kaplowitz ’19

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals

Nine middle schoolers head to National History Day finals
May 21, 2018

By Isabella Didio '18 After weeks of putting in hours of work, three groups of eighth grade students from Bedford Middle School are headed to the national finals of the National History Day competition...

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston

Bringing History Back to Life in Weston
November 4, 2017

By Ella Bloomingdale '20 On Saturday, October 21, the Weston Historical Society held it’s annual reenactment of the Civil War at the Coley Homestead in Weston, Connecticut.  The event was put on...

Hot Off the Press: Broadway Hit ‘Newsies!’ Selects Staples High School as Testing Ground for National High School Rollout

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May 22, 2017

By Charlie Colasurdo '18 Over 100 members of Staples Players gathered on May 12, in the Staples auditorium for an annual theater tradition: the announcement of their fall production. Unbeknownst to...

Local Author Cathryn Prince Crafts History’s Current Connections

November 3, 2016

By: Renee Weisz '17 Office carpeted with eyewitness interview transcripts and historical archive documents, local nonfiction author Cathryn Prince is in her element. The three years worth of research,...

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?

Black Friday: Where does the name come from? What’s it all about?
December 2, 2015

When people think about Black Friday, they typically think about discounts and large clusters of people swarming stores everywhere. That's what I always thought of it as anyway. I don't think enough people...

The surprising history of pencils

The surprising history of pencils
June 9, 2015

A single pencil is capable of drawing a line 35 miles long, writing about 45,000 words, digesting 17 sharpenings, and always being there for you when you need to doodle. Yet somehow, we still take these...

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