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June 2021

Webster’s Wonder Box

June 2 @ 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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Community Conversations – Juneteenth

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual
Free

On Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend a virtual Community Conversation about the history of Juneteenth and the upcoming celebration that will mark West Hartford’s second annual observance of the holiday. The June 19 holiday of Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. In 2020, Mayor Shari Cantor proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Day in West Hartford, CT and the town’s first ever official observance took place on the town…

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Community Nights

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$5

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 raise money to support the museum which, like many cultural institutions, has lost significant revenue due to event cancellations and closures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Webster’s War of the Words

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual
$20 – $250

Announcing Webster's War of the Words, the signature fundraiser of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society! The highlight of the event is the game show hosted by Merriam-Webster Dictionary's Peter Sokolowski, which will be hosted virtually this year on Zoom Webinar. Ticket Options: Webster's War of the Words Virtual Game Show $20.00 Join us for a celebration of words to support the birthplace of the Father of American English, Noah Webster! Webster's War of the Words is…

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July 2021

Colonial Child Adventure Camp

July 12 @ 8:30 am - July 16 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$270 – $295

Our full day camp, offered in conjunction with West Hartford’s Westmoor Park. Children can explore life in the 1700’s by spending a week as a colonial child! By doing activities at both the Noah Webster House and Westmoor Park, children experience first-hand the chores, games, and fun of colonial times. During the week, children get a taste for living in the past by helping to cook their lunches over an open hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work…

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Colonial Child Adventure Camp

July 26 @ 8:30 am - July 30 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$270 – $295

Our full day camp, offered in conjunction with West Hartford’s Westmoor Park. Children can explore life in the 1700’s by spending a week as a colonial child! By doing activities at both the Noah Webster House and Westmoor Park, children experience first-hand the chores, games, and fun of colonial times. During the week, children get a taste for living in the past by helping to cook their lunches over an open hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work…

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September 2021

West Hartford Hauntings Auditions

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - September 3 @ 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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AUDITION CALL! West Hartford Hauntings Returns For 17th Season   On September 1 and 3, 2021, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society invites the public to audition for West Hartford Hauntings. Hauntings is an outdoor theatrical tour of the town’s North Cemetery that will entertain 800 people over the course of the last two weekends in October. Do you have what it takes to be a guide or character on this tour of West Hartford’s past? During the 16-year history of the production,…

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Autumn Splendor Garden Tour

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. James’s Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT
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$20

View the splendor of the fall season in 6 gardens located throughout West Hartford. Presented by the West Hartford Garden Club. The tour's five private gardens will require a ticket and are open to adults and children over 12. Advance tickets are available for $20 through September 10, 2021. (Tickets are available the day of the tour for $25 at St. James's Episcopal Church, 1018 Farmington Ave., West Hartford.) As well as private residences, the tour includes the public gardens…

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Book Talk: American Democracy in Crisis

September 14 @ 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 @ 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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