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Connecticut Statewide Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 10

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is pleased to announce that in 2018 it will co-present another state-wide spelling bee with the nation's oldest continuously published newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Hosted by the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford on Saturday, March 10, 2018, The Connecticut Spelling Bee will include students from all over the state.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Courant collaborated for the first time in 2017 to offer The Connecticut Spelling Bee. This state-wide spelling competition is the last step on the path to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Last year, students from 35 different schools competed. Participating students in grades 4 through 8 will have already won their school- or town-wide spelling bees. The overall winner of the state competition will represent Connecticut on the national stage in Washington, D.C.
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis in the Hoffman Auditorium on the University of Saint Joseph campus (1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT).
The museum would like to thank the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their continued support. Additional thanks to the Hartford Courant and the University of Saint Joseph.

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland

Friday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, March 17, 6:00 p.m.

Sláinte! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will offer its annual St. Patrick's Day Tavern Night on two nights in 2018: March 16 & 17.

A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including our signature homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, and Irish soda bread. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain's Mistress, and Shove Ha'penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

Tickets are $40 per person for the general public and $35 for museum members. The price includes dinner, one complimentary drink (beer or wine), live entertainment, and tavern games. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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West Hartford History Series

A monthly series of lectures and discussions about.. what else? West Hartford's exciting history!

West Hartford Hauntings

West Hartford Hauntings is a theatrical lantern-lit tour of West Hartford's historic North Cemetery.

Tavern Night

Tavern Night is one of the museum's most popular adult programs!

Kids' Events

Special events just for kids!

Conversations: A Community Forum

Twice a year, join us to discuss a timely topic.

Gingerbread Day

Kids and adults alike can create their own miniature masterpiece out of fresh-baked gingerbread, icing, and candy.