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October 2020

Community Conversation: Policing

October 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual
Free

WEST HARTFORD COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS Taking a deeper look at race and equity in our community The community of West Hartford, like so many across the country, is trying to come to grips with its legacy of slavery and institutional racism. At the encouragement of Mayor Shari Cantor, a committee of community stake-holders formed to investigate ways the Town of West Hartford might provide an outlet for its residents to consider and discuss the history of slavery and racial bias in…

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February 2021

How The 1619 Project Informs Health Inequities & COVID-19

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
Free

This annual Black History Month event with West Hartford African American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO) and West Hartford Community Interactive will revisit The 1619 Project to examine how disparities in healthcare have roots in the institution of slavery. We will begin the program with a review of The 1619 Project: Episode 4 - How The Bad Blood Started - providing history and insight regarding healthcare and race. We will then have a facilitated discussion about the legacy of racism…

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March 2021

Witness Stones West Hartford – Community Classes

March 3 @ 4:30 pm - March 24 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual

The public is invited to attend a series of free online classes this March and April offered by Witness Stones West Hartford. In both series of four, one-hour classes, you will work with project directors Dr. Tracey Wilson and Liz Devine to remember the lives of enslaved people who lived in the what was then known as the West Division of Hartford. Under the tutelage of Wilson and Devine, participants in the first series of classes will analyze historical documents…

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A Taste of Ireland

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
$60 – $75

This St. Patrick’s Day, we wish you Slàinte Mhath, or “good health!” We may not be able to gather for the museum’s traditional Tavern Night this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate at all! Join us from the comfort of your own home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, for the museum’s first ever virtual A Taste of Ireland – To Go! The event includes a home-cooked dinner box to go and a virtual celebration of Irish culture. Enjoy…

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April 2021

Bunny Burrow cookie kits

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - April 3 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$20

Spring has sprung! Get into the swing of spring by building your own delicious “Bunny Burrow” made of homemade cookie pieces and candies. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is presenting a fresh new take on the old classic Gingerbread House kits it normally offers around the holidays. This spring, the museum is making Bunny Burrow to-go kits with cookies, icing, and all the candy decorations you need to design your own delectable, tiny hide-away. The weather…

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Webster’s Wonder Box

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual
$25 – $30

Ever wonder what everyday life was like in the past? How did people preserve food? How did they keep clean without modern conveniences? Well, wonder no more! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society presents Webster’s Wonder Boxes, a monthly activity box that helps kids explore questions about colonial life. Each Webster’s Wonder Box tackles a different question about the past and comes with everything your child needs to learn about the monthly theme and make a related…

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Witness Stones West Hartford – Community Classes

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - April 28 @ 5:30 pm
Virtual

The public is invited to attend a series of free online classes this March and April offered by Witness Stones West Hartford. In both series of four, one-hour classes, you will work with project directors Dr. Tracey Wilson and Liz Devine to remember the lives of enslaved people who lived in the what was then known as the West Division of Hartford. Under the tutelage of Wilson and Devine, participants in the first series of classes will analyze historical documents…

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April Vacation Workshops

April 12 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$20 – $25

April Vacation Workshops April 12-16 Half and full day, in-person workshops are available for the April school vacation for kids ages 7-12. Register for one or more. Bring a bagged lunch when registering for both sessions. $25 per child, per workshop. Only $20 for members. Registration required. Call the Education Dept. at (860) 521-5362 x 14 or email education@noahwebsterhouse.org Monday, April 12 Pizza Making - 9 am to noon Terrarium and Birdhouse - 1 pm to 4 pm Tuesday, April…

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May 2021

Webster’s Wonder Box

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual
$25 – $30

Ever wonder what everyday life was like in the past? How did people preserve food? How did they keep clean without modern conveniences? Well, wonder no more! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society presents Webster’s Wonder Boxes, a monthly activity box that helps kids explore questions about colonial life. Each Webster’s Wonder Box tackles a different question about the past and comes with everything your child needs to learn about the monthly theme and make a related…

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Postponed! Community Nights

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$5

***** UPDATE: the event scheduled for Thursday, May 13 has been postponed due to circumstances outside of our control. Stay tuned for a new date! ***** The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is pleased to announce two community nights to help you reconnect with friends and raise funds for the museum. On Thursdays, May 13 and June 10, the museum will host Community Nights. Please join us to visit with your neighbors from a safe distance and…

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