8 episodes

Buried in Our Past is a podcast about the histories all around us that have been lost to time. Surprising, exciting and sometimes peculiar, the series shares research unearthed by Westport Museum that offers a new way of looking at the past and rethinking the present.

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Buried in Our Past is a podcast about the histories all around us that have been lost to time. Surprising, exciting and sometimes peculiar, the series shares research unearthed by Westport Museum that offers a new way of looking at the past and rethinking the present.

    Episode 8: Who Were the Adairs of Westport?

    Episode 8: Who Were the Adairs of Westport?

    The surprising story of an unique family who called Westport home from 1850 to the 1930s.

    • 21 min
    Episode 7: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch To Live

    Episode 7: Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch To Live

    More than fifty years before the witch hunts in Salem, Massachusetts, Connecticut had its own Witch Panic. Learn who was accused, why and their fate in this episode.

    • 22 min
    Ep 06: Bittersweet: Chocolate In the American Colonies

    Ep 06: Bittersweet: Chocolate In the American Colonies

    In this episode, we explore the history of chocolate. Tune in as we crack open misconceptions and grind down the distasteful truths behind the humble chocolate bar.

    Stop into the museum to see "Bittersweet: Chocolate in the American Colonies" during open hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm. This exhibit will be up until mid-November 2023.

    Learn more about the podcast episodes on our website westporthistory.org/podcast

    • 19 min
    Ep 05: Peeling the Onion

    Ep 05: Peeling the Onion

    In this episode, we delve even deeper into Westport In the Civil War. Tune in as we unpack unknown stories—and debunk some treasured allium mythologies.

    Stop in to the museum to see "Reluctant Liberators: Westport In the Civil War" during open hours, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm. This exhibit will be up until mid-November 2023.

    Learn more about the podcast episodes on our website westporthistory.org/podcast

    • 16 min
    Ep 04: Connecticut’s Union Heroes

    Ep 04: Connecticut’s Union Heroes

    Join us  as we unravel the truth about Connecticut's role in the Civil War. We examine the state’s reluctant soldiers and unveil the forgotten heroes who answered the call to arms, exposing the untold truth about their unwavering commitment to the fight for freedom.  Learn more at https://virtualhistorywestport.org/exhibits/remembered/

    Watch our Chats on the Past with author Regina Mason about her ancestor William Grimes' autobiography.

    • 24 min
    Ep 03: Taking the Cure

    Ep 03: Taking the Cure

    Taking the Cure - In the Gilded Age, Westport, CT was home to two bucolic sanitariums. Marketed to affluent clientele for treatment in lovely pastoral settings, these hospitals and their dynamic founders were on the cutting edge of mental health. In 1980, a shocking turn of events at one of them made national headlines. Hear more in this episode of Buried in Our Past. Explore more through our virtual exhibit: https://virtualhistorywestport.org/exhibits/cure/

    • 18 min

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