Adult and Family Group Programs

On-Site or Outreach Programs: Our Place or Yours?

THE MANY FACES OF NOAH WEBSTER

Why is Noah Webster so important? More than the author of the American Dictionary, Webster helped to define the nation’s character through politics, education, and social reform. Learn all about him with this multimedia presentation. $100 plus travel expenses. Program Length: 45 minutes

CONVERSATIONS WITH NOAH WEBSTER

Coming soon
Have you ever wanted to go back in time?
Meeting Noah Webster in the flesh may be as close as you can get! Let our costumed “Mr. Webster” share his life and accomplishments with you through this interactive program. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 30 to 45 minutes

PIECES OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE

Explore the heroic story of one man who struggled to and freedom. This multimedia presentation pieces together the life of West Hartford resident Bristow and helps share part of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War era. Available as a lecture or as a workshop that incorporates primary source documents. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 minutes

AN 18TH-CENTURY WARDROBE

Clothing has changed substantially in the past 250 years. Learn about the everyday clothing of the Revolutionary era and how words like “shift”, “stay”, and “undress” meant something completely different. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 minutes

BEYOND THE GRAVE

The true stories of West Hartford’s past come to light in this multimedia presentation and discussion. Your group will learn about West Hartford’s historic cemeteries, as well as about some of the exciting stories of the town’s former residents. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 to 90 minutes

Travel Expenses:
For each presentation, roundtrip mileage plus ($0 within a 20-mi. radius), ($25: 21-40 mile radius), ($50: 41-60 mile radius). For other distances, please contact the Education Department.

On-Site Programs

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

A guided tour of Noah Webster’s 18th-century birthplace that brings the past to life and explores the “forgotten founding father’s” childhood.
Program length: 1 hour. Group Rate: $6 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

HEARTH COOKING

Tour Add-On
Cook delicious Sunday-night wafers over the open hearth. Then, enjoy your wafers with locally made preserves and hearth-brewed coffee.
Fee: $7 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

TAVERN GAMES

Tour Add-On
Colonial times come to life. Try your hand at tavern games such as Nine Men’s Morrice, Skittles, Shove ‘Ha Penny, and Captain’s Mistress.
Program length: 45 minutes. Fee: $5 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

TAVERN NIGHT

Enjoy the raucous atmosphere of an 18th-century tavern over a three-course meal by candlelight in our gallery space. Live musical entertainment and tavern games complete the evening. Menu changes seasonally. Price includes a complimentary drink. Subject to availability.
Program length: 2 hours. Fee: $35 per person. No. of Persons: 40 Min. to 50 Max.

THE COLONIAL PACKAGE

Cook a traditional colonial meal over the open hearth, tour the historic house, and play tavern games. Menu to include vegetable stew, applesauce, hoe cakes, Sunday-night wafers, and freshly churned butter.
Program length: 3.5 hours. Fee: $30 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 30 Max.

For more information or to schedule a program, please call Beth Sweeney at 860.521.5362, x 14 or e-mail us