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WHS to Host Gatsby-Themed Walking Tour, July 28

Westport, CT - Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple -- F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald -- to its shores. Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz-era lives, they set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. Zelda swims daily in the peaceful waters of the Long Island Sound while Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on what he hopes will be his next great novel, The Great Gatsby. Join Westport Historical Society and your guide, Richard “Deej” Webb, as he recreates the summer of 1920 and the sights and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel.

Come prepared on July 28 from 3-4pm for a gorgeous, vigorous walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings. $20 suggested admission for members, $25 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. Please meet on the sidewalk in front of 244 South Compo Road; park along the shoulder of Narrow Rocks Road.

Reservations are recommended, register at westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424. Tickets are nonrefundable. In the event you must cancel, WHS will consider your purchase a donation and happily issue you a donation receipt.

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