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September 2021

Book Talk: American Democracy in Crisis

September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS Book Talk with Iona College Professor Jeanne Sheehan Zaino Join the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. for a free virtual book talk with Dr. Jeanne Sheehan Zaino who will discuss the flawed foundations of American government and her book American Democracy in Crisis: The Case for Rethinking Madisonian Government. Public disenchantment with and distrust of government is at an all-time high. In the face of…

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Exhibit Opening: “The Front Lines Project”

September 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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“THE FRONT LINE PROJECT” EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE Works of Ginny Kemp Explore the Reality of Front Line Workers During the Pandemic   This fall, celebrate your heroes, learn from their experience, and reflect on these historic times with a new photography exhibit “The Front Line Project” by West Hartford photographer Ginny Kemp. The exhibit opens at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on September 23, 2021. Ginny Kemp shares her collection of photographs and…

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October 2021

Americanon Book talk

October 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and The Mark Twain House & Museum present AMERICANON: An Unexpected U.S. History in Thirteen Bestselling Books. Author Jess McHugh will be joined in conversation by Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large for Merriam-Webster. Surprising and delightfully engrossing, Americanon explores the true history of thirteen of the nation’s most popular books. Overlooked for centuries, our simple dictionaries, spellers, almanacs, and how-to manuals are the unexamined touchstones for American cultures and customs. These…

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West Hartford Hauntings

October 21, 2021 @ 6:00 am - October 30, 2021 @ 9:30 pm
Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
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$15

Join us for history as you’ve never heard it before. West Hartford Hauntings, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s spooky, theatrical cemetery tour, returns! Your ghostly guide leads you on a lantern-lit tour of Old North Cemetery where you experience tales of death, disease, and real history. We hope to see you among the graves. The lantern-lit tours take place on October 21, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main Street, West…

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November 2021

Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest

November 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$50

The Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest returns on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with two sessions: 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Join us for the 6th (semi) annual event to sample beer you can’t find anywhere else. Breweries create a unique cask of real ale good for this one day only with one stipulation: their brew must include an ingredient from Noah Webster's 18th century garden or pantry. With over 100 items to choose from such as quince, cinnamon, rhubarb,…

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Colonial Dance at Noah’s

November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$15

You are invited to an afternoon of dancing and music while you experience wedding traditions of the 18th century. Hosted by Noah's New Americans, junior history club of Noah Webster House. Learn what the wedding reception for Noah Webster and his bride Rebecca Greenleaf might have been like and about the customs, superstitions, and fun that were a part of colonial wedding customs. Dance Master Jim Gregory will be your instructor as you join in the colonial dancing (no experience…

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Being Indigenous in CT

November 9, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

  Join the University of Hartford (UIS Program and the Office of Diversity & Community Engagement) and the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society for a conversation with Sage Phillips and Lee Mixashawn Rozie on what it means to be Indigenous in Connecticut today. Sage Phillips, a young panawáhpskewi (Penobscot) woman of the Wabanaki people, has made it her mission to make land-grant institutions like UConn a better place for Native and Indigenous students. Already the recipient of…

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West Hartford House Tour: Houses of Worship

November 14, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$30

Explore the stunning architecture, history, and community impact of West Hartford's houses of worship. The 2021 museum fall fundraiser offers a curated tour of some of the town's most iconic houses of worship, as well as providing information about various religions practiced in West Hartford that do not have permanent locations. At each site, guests will learn about the architectural features of the building, the story of the congregation and why it was established in West Hartford, and how it has interacted…

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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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