Discover Noah WebsterNoah Webster House Museum, West Hartford CT

Webster's birthplace helps to tell the story of one man's vision and his impact on American culture. Through the promotion of education, laws, human rights, and language, Noah Webster helped to create a national identity for a fledgling nation. Though he accomplished much more during his life, Webster is best remembered for authoring two of America’s most influential books, the "Blue-Backed Speller" and An American Dictionary of the English Language.

Celebrate West Hartford's History

As the Town's historical society, we are dedicated to telling and preserving all the stories that make West Hartford the diverse community that it is today. Explore changing exhibits and enjoy special events that document the evolution of West Hartford from a colonial parish to a modern suburb.
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Welcome, and enjoy all the programs and exhibits that the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society has to offer.

Introducing "West Hartford History"

NEW! Join us online for stories from West Hartford's past on our new blog, West Hartford History. Using primary source documents including letters, journals, account books and ephemera, we will illustrate the lives of the people who lived here long ago.

The blog will highlight interesting people and events not usually covered in our museum programming. We will share  unique and rarely seen materials in the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society's collections to learn about the individuals whose records remain to help inform our historical understanding of the town. 

The first post features some of the earliest manuscripts in our collection: the business records of a late colonial cider mill and tavern near Still Road on the north side of town. Future posts will include Revolutionary War documents, 200-year-old recipes, and letters from Civil War soldiers. We will get to know the Websters’ neighbors in the West Division, the West Hartford residents who left town to settle in the Connecticut Western Reserve and the western frontier, and those who fought in World Wars I & II a century later.

Read the West Hartford History blog at



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