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October 2018

Hamilton Tickets – Enter to win!

October 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$25

Your chance at HAMILTON tickets! Don’t throw away your shot! We’re excited to announce that we have 2 tickets to Hartford’s performance of Hamilton to raffle as a fundraiser for the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Raffle tickets are $25.00 each. You can enter as many times as you want! All proceeds benefit the museum, which is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Get your raffle ticket online here or buy at the museum weekdays 1-4 p.m. The winning…

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November 2018

Money, Maids & Mahogany: Lecture on West Hartford’s Vanderbilt Hill with Mary Donohue

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., learn about a historic West Hartford neighborhood with ties to one of America’s tycoons. The stretch of Farmington Avenue between West Hill Drive and Walbridge Road was known for many years as “Vanderbilt Hill.” Architectural Historian Mary M. Donohue will present an illustrated lecture on the neighborhood in preparation for the West Hartford House Tour that takes place in Vanderbilt Hill on Sunday, November 11.

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West Hartford House Tour

November 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Vanderbilt Hill
$35

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 12-4 p.m., the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host the West Hartford House Tour! “Not just a pretty house,” the purpose of the house tour is to explore the history of West Hartford through its neighborhoods by examining its rich stock of architecture and learning about the people who have made, and continue to make, the town their home. This year’s house tour will be in the “Vanderbilt Hill” neighborhood.…

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Chef Dinner with David Borselle of Park & Oak

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$60

You are invited to an exclusive dinner with David Borselle, award-winning chef and co-owner of Park & Oak Restaurant, at the Noah Webster House. Chef Borselle is creating a 3-course harvest dinner just for you! Tickets for this prix fixe dinner are $60 per person ($55 members) and include beer and wine. Have a glass of wine or a beer upon arrival and chat with the Chef in the hearth kitchen starting at 6:30. At 7 p.m., guests will be seated…

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December 2018

Life in West Hartford Book Launch

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Beach Estate, 18 Brightwood Lane
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The museum will host a book launch for Dr. Tracey Wilson's new book, Life in West Hartford, on Sunday, December 2 from 1 to 3 p.m.  The book launch will be held at the Beach estate, a private home located at 18 Brightwood Lane and the former site of Vine Hill Farm. Begun by Charles M. Beach, Vine Hill Farm was West Hartford's leading dairy farm from the 1860s-1910s. Dr. Wilson's book is a compilation of 140 essays written by the author…

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Gingerbread House Night

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$18 - $20

Our classic gingerbread houses! The aroma of gingerbread (thanks to ingredients like molasses, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, and cloves) will greet you on Friday, December 7 at Gingerbread House Night. This event is for adults and teens only. Get crafty with colorful candies and icings and decorate your gingerbread house masterpiece, made from homemade gingerbread. Guests may bring their own light snacks and drinks to enjoy while decorating. Gingerbread House Night is Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are…

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Gingerbread Day: Cookies with the Dew Drop Fairy

December 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$16 - $18

New this year! Experience the magic of The Nutcracker at Gingerbread Day: Cookies with the Dew Drop Fairy on December 8. The museum is excited to partner with Ballet Theatre Company to bring you an experience you and your child will not forget. The Nutcracker’s Dew Drop Fairy will greet children and gather them for a story time. Then, dancers from Ballet Theatre Company will perform a sneak peek of the company’s 2018 production of The Nutcracker, performing three scenes…

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A Traditional Christmas with the Websters

December 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - December 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$9.00 - $15.00

Just in time for the holiday season, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will offer a special theatrical program that depicts the traditions of Christmases past. On Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22, 2018, special theatrical holiday tours of the Noah Webster House will be offered every half hour, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Guests will visit the lantern-lit historic house and interact with its occupants amidst their preparations for Christmas. Noah’s wife, Mrs. Rebecca Webster,…

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January 2019

West Hartford Spelling Bee

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will sponsor the West Hartford Town-Wide Spelling Bee on January 15, 2019, at the West Hartford Town Hall. All schools in West Hartford may send their spellers in grades 6 through 8 to the Town-Wide Spelling Bee. The winner of the West Hartford Town-Wide Spelling Bee will advance to The Connecticut Spelling Bee, co-presented by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and The Hartford Courant. The Connecticut Spelling…

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Author Talk with Julia Tannenbaum

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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In honor of Noah Webster’s legacy of civic engagement, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society strives to encourage people to be active in their community and come together to discuss complicated issues. An issue that touches all communities yet is often neglected in discussion is youth mental illness. On Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m., the museum will host author Julia Tannenbaum to discuss her debut novel, Changing Ways. The novel tackles the issue of youth mental…

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