Westport Historical Society March Program is The Giffords of Westport presented by Richard Gifford, Sat., 3/9, at 2 p.m. Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Rd., Westport
Contact Westport Historical Society: www.wpthistory.org , 508 636 6011
The Giffords were among the earliest settlers in Westport and, even today, the name “Gifford” remains a common surname among local residents. Local historian and genealogist Richard Gifford discusses the English origins of the Giffords, their early Quaker experiences in Sandwich and traces their first settlements and houses in Westport. He will also highlight some famous descendants of Westport Giffords such as Lizzie Borden, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill. We invite all local Giffords to share their own family histories, too, at this program. Suggested donation $5. (Snow date 2 p.m., 3/16)
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