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. $150 plus travel expenses. Program Length: 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. $150 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. $150 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. $150 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 to 90 minutes
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.
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: $8-12 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 40 Max.
Cook delicious Sunday-night wafers over the open hearth. Then, enjoy your wafers with locally made preserves and hearth-brewed coffee.
Fee: $10 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.
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.
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 the Education Department at 860.521.5362, x 14 or e-mail us