Southport, CT - Join Pequot Library Thursday, June 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the opening reception of its Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers exhibition, featuring a gallery tour and talk at 7:00 p.m. led by Westport resident and historian Richard Webb.
Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers features 19th-century sloop logs and ledgers from Pequot Library’s Special Collections illustrating this rich maritime legacy. Filled with notable Fairfield family names, these volumes capture the daily details of harbor life and emphasize the preeminent role of the Southport Harbor on the New England coast. Explore the Southport of yesteryear through the works on display from the Library’s collections of historic photography. Track Southport’s evolution from a working harbor and shipping grounds to a quaint village and sailor’s paradise. Exhibition on view through August 24, 2019.
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