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May 2019

Annual Meeting

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Please join us for the museum's annual meeting on May 28 at 5:30 p.m. The night will start with our annual member's meeting, followed by a brief meeting of the Board of Trustees. Then, West Hartford Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson will deliver a lecture on the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement, highlighting women from West Hartford and Hartford who were part of the movement. This lecture commemorates the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, which proposed to give…

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June 2019

Genealogy Workshop

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$25.00

Space is extremely limited for this afternoon genealogy workshop hosted by Dr. Christa Bolen. Have you always wondered if you were related to someone famous (or infamous)? Do you have a long-told family tale you’d like to confirm or deny? Do you wonder how far your roots go back in America and if you may be a Mayflower descendant? Are you seeking to find birth family but only have non-identifying information? If any of these questions apply to YOU, join…

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Witness Stones Project West Hartford Public Reception

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Did you know that at least 25 slaveholders enslaved more than 62 people in West Hartford from the 1690s to the 1820s? Bristow, Caesar, Hannibal, Hercules, Simone, Pompey, Ben, Page, Prut, and Chris are people who were enslaved here in our community, but have been absent in West Hartford’s history. . .until now. Join Witness Stones Project West Hartford co-directors, Tracey Wilson and Elizabeth Devine, and West Hartford students as they present their work learning about Connecticut's slave holding past…

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Connecticut Open House Day

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Connecticut Open House Day is an annual event scheduled for the second Saturday of June, when cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents and invite them to discover — and rediscover — Connecticut's fascinating world of art, history, film and tourism ... Free admission from 12-4 p.m.!

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West Hartford in WWI

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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On June 14, 1919 West Hartford held a Welcome Home Reception to honor the town’s men and women who served in the World War. The town presented returning veterans with a medal and a certificate of service and provided a supper in the Old Town Hall, with Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans as guests. There was dancing in the Town Hall from 8 p.m. until midnight. The 100th anniversary of this reception provides an opportunity to examine the many…

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July 2019

Summer Vacation Workshops

July 8 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$20 – $25

The Museum offers a series of fun and engaging workshops for kids ages 7-12 during summer school vacation. Three days a week, for three weeks, there will be two 3-hour workshops for kids ages 7-12. Activities include, hearth cooking, basket weaving, candle making, and much more. The program fee is $25 per child, per workshop ($20 for museum members). Please pack your child a snack. Pre-registration is required. Call the Education Department at (860) 521-5362 ext.14. Bring a bagged lunch…

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Author Talk with Kendall Klym

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The public is invited to a book launch for Step Lightly by Dr. Kendall Klym at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Noah Webster House, 227 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Step Lightly immerses readers in the exciting world of dance, from ballet to belly. Challenging and expanding accepted definitions of dance, each of the 15 short stories centers on physical movement as…

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Colonial Child’s Adventure Camp

July 15 - July 19
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$280.00

Boys and girls ages 8-12, spend a week exploring life in the 1700s as a colonial child! Activities at both the historic Noah Webster House and the farm at Westmoor Park give campers first-hand experience with the games, fun, and chores of colonial times.  During the camp, children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open hearth, they explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games. At Westmoor Park, children encounter life…

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Author Talk With Susan Campbell

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The public is invited to a book talk on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Noah Webster House, 227 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT. Susan Campbell, author of Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood, will discuss her newest book about the dynamic and interesting history of the region of Hartford commonly referred to as Frog Hollow.

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August 2019

The Power of Maps – Lecture

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The public is invited to explore West Hartford geography and view stunning hand drawn maps of the region at a discussion Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Like cartographers of old, Finn Ashworth, a recent graduate of Conard High School, painstakingly hand drew a complex map of the center region of West Hartford from Fern Street to Sedgwick Road and from Mountain Road to Raymond Road. Finn is inspired by the huge complex patterns you can see in maps.…

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