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September 2018

Witness Stones Project, West Hartford

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:15 am
First Church of West Hartford, 12 S. Main Street
West Hartford,
Free

Through research, education, and civic engagement, the WITNESS STONES PROJECT seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities. Begun by an 8th grade Guilford United States History teacher, the purpose of the Witness Stones Project is to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of primary sources about enslaved individuals and to present that information to the public. The research results in a stone with a brass…

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October 2018

‘D’ is for ‘Dictionary’ Day

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT
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The faeries and the bees are teaming up for a day of spelling! Join the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society in Old Lyme’s Florence Griswold Museum to enjoy this year’s letter-themed Wee Faerie Village. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s Public Programs Manager, Sophie Huget, will host pop-up spelling bees on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for this word nerdy celebration. Learn about founding father and lexicographer Noah Webster…

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The Three Tenors: Poetry Read-In

October 7 @ 2:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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On Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m., the public is invited to hear poets David Capella, Dennis Barone, Tony Fusco, and Maria Sassi as they lead an afternoon of poetry at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. In what has become an October tradition, the museum welcomes David Cappella, Professor Emeritus of English and 2017/18 Poet-in-Residence at Central Connecticut State University, has co-authored two widely used poetry textbooks, Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves and A…

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Screening of the documentary “Dawnland”

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The Connecticut premiere of the award-winning documentary, Dawnland, will be held at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 8, 2018, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Christopher Newell (Passamaquoddy tribe, ME), Connecticut resident and senior advisor to the film, will provide historical and cultural context and will facilitate a Q&A session following the film. The film casts a spotlight on a state welfare policy in Maine that forcibly removed Native children from…

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