A History of Westport Woods and Kirby House
Learn from research-in-progress by Valerie Bassett and others about the history of the Kirby House and Westport Woods Conservation Park, now a Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) property. Traditionally Wampanoag land, English colonists included this as part of the Dartmouth Purchase. From the early settlers, the Tabers who lent their name to the neighborhood known as Taber’s Mills (now Adamsville) to the Fall River Diocese, the current 80-acre property has plenty of stories to tell, including the mystery of when the house — listed on the Massachusetts Register of Historic Places and newly renovated and occupied by the WLCT—was actually built. A future presentation will share stories of Native relationship to this place. This event is made possible by the Westport Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Westport Land Conservation Trust.