Westport, CT, Exhibit Ties Town to Sound
June 1, 2012
CTPost.com: A buoyant crowd turned out Friday [May 25] to absorb all the information showcased in new Westport Historical Society exhibits on the town’s unique relationship with the Saugatuck River and Long Island Sound.
In addition to unveiling the exhibits, “The Sound and the Saugatuck” and “Watershed Moments,” the event also celebrated the renaming of the historical society’s Little Gallery as the Mollie Donovan Gallery, a tribute to the longtime historical society volunteer and supporter of the local arts community.
“The scope of the exhibit is immense,” said Rindy Higgins, a 21-year veteran marine educator at Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium and guest curator of the new show. “It includes vintage photos, as well as 50 contemporary shots by Larry Untermeyer, extensive informational captions, scientific data and multiple 3-D artifacts related to oystering, clamming and lobstering.”