A small group of Westport Women organized for the purpose of cleaning the muddy, horse manure-filled town streets, caring for and planting trees and laying sidewalks. They put on a fair, raised money, and built sidewalks. They called themselves “The Women’s Town Improvement Association,” later the name was changed to The Westport Woman’s Club.
The programs the Woman’s Club has initiated to the town are numerous. The “greening of the Post Road” and Canal Park are but two firsts.