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December 2021

Holiday Market

December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Support over 20 small, local businesses when you shop at the Holiday Market at the Noah Webster House, 227 S. Main St., West Hartford! Explore unique, handcrafted, artisanal, and tasty creations December 3 (5-8pm) and December 4 (10am-1 pm.) Sponsored by Mangs Financial LLC. The Holiday Market is an indoor / outdoor event. No registration required. Friday night only -- sip and shop. Bring your friends and purchase beer, wine, or a specialty drink to enjoy while your browse. Vendors…

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Holiday Market

December 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

Support over 20 small, local businesses when you shop at the Holiday Market at the Noah Webster House, 227 S. Main St., West Hartford! Explore unique, handcrafted, artisanal, and tasty creations December 3 (5-8pm) and December 4 (10am-1 pm.) Sponsored by Mangs Financial LLC. The Holiday Market is an indoor / outdoor event. No registration required. Friday night only -- sip and shop. Bring your friends and purchase beer, wine, or a specialty drink to enjoy while your browse. Vendors…

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January 2022

Community Conversations: A Journey Toward Freedom & Excellence

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

Join us for a Community Conversation to learn about the people and stories that inspired the stunning mural installed in 2021 at Blue Back Square. This free, virtual event is open to the public. Advance registration is required. Each piece on the mural represents a story of individuals who have helped build the legacy of West Hartford and whose stories are not told nearly enough if at all, but now have been immortalized in the center of town.

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February 2022

Community Conversation: Black Studies Curriculum

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

The West Hartford African American Social & Cultural Organization (WHAASCO) and the Noah Webster House and Historical Society, in collaboration with the West Hartford Public Schools (WHPS), are hosting a Black History Month 'Community Conversation' on the subject of implementation of new Black Studies curriculum following passage of PA 19-12. The program will be presented virtually on February 21, 7 pm. Panelists include Benjamin Foster, adjunct professor of African American studies at CCSU, and Representative Bobby Gibson, who led the…

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March 2022

Growing Up Jewish in West Hartford: Co-hosted with JHSGH

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual

The Noah Webster House partnered with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford to co- host this virtual event.  Join us March 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm on Zoom for a panel discussion about growing up Jewish in West Hartford in the 1940s and 1950s. These decades, when Jewish families first started moving to town in significant numbers, were a time of change as the Jewish community started making a home in the suburbs. New synagogues like Beth David and…

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Witness Stones Online Class

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

The Witness Stones Project honors and commemorates the lives of those enslaved here. Register to participate in this annual class focused on uncovering and exploring the lives of those enslaved in the West Division of Hartford. In the 2022 class, participants will learn to tell the story of Titus and Julia Thomas. Their Witness Stones will be installed on Juneteenth 2022, adding to the 36 Witness Stones in the Old Center Cemetery. Attend the online course and . . . ●…

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Connecticut Spelling Bee 2022

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Free

The Connecticut Spelling Bee After two years competing off-stage, 30 of the best Connecticut spellers in grades 4-8 will return to West Hartford for the Connecticut Spelling Bee on Sunday, March 27, 2022 for the chance to represent the state at the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The 5th annual Connecticut Spelling Bee is co-presented by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the nation's oldest continuously published newspaper, The Hartford Courant. The competition begins at 1 p.m.…

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May 2022

Webster’s War of the Words

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual
$25

On Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 7 p.m. the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society brings you a virtual, word-based game show hosted by Merriam-Webster Dictionary's Editor at Large, Peter Sokolowski. The museum's signature fundraiser, Webster's War of the Words, features two teams of celebrity contestants engaged in an entertaining battle of words and wit. You will have chances to play along for prizes and the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction items. Tickets start at $25 at fundraiser.support/warofthewords2022.…

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June 2022

Third Thursday Community Nights

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$5

FAMILY FRIENDLY THIRD THURSDAY COMMUNITY NIGHTS Mini Tours, Games, Food & Fun at the Noah Webster House The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is the place for you to be third Thursday evenings all summer long. The museum is hosting community nights from 5-8 p.m. on June 16, July 21, and August 18, 2022. Discover history and play games while you eat or sip from participating food and beverage trucks and shop from local vendors. Summer fun…

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The Hanging of Rebecca: A Staged Reading

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$5 – $12

The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society hosts a staged reading of The Hanging of Rebecca by playwright Debra Walsh on June 24, 25, and 26, 2022. Connecticut had its own witch hunt, earlier and more gruesome than the infamous trials in Salem, Massachusetts. In The Hanging of Rebecca you will learn the harrowing tale and eventual fates of three women caught in this terrifying phase of Connecticut history.   In The Hanging of Rebecca you will embark…

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