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October 2019

West Hartford Hauntings

October 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
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$10 – $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 for its 15th year. By the light of flickering candles, the ghost of Sister Mary Joseph leads you through the graves of Old North Cemetery where you experience tales of murder, disease, and asphyxiation. The lantern-lit tours take place on Fridays and Saturdays, October 18, 19, 25 & 26 at the Old North…

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November 2019

West Hartford House Tour

November 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
House tour ticket booth, 25 Buena Vista Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$25 – $35

Discover 100 years of West Hartford architectural history on Sunday, November 10. Tour inside six private homes that help tell the story of how West Hartford developed into the thriving suburb it is today. This year’s house tour will be in the “Old West School” neighborhood. Many residents will recognize the Old West School, the one-room schoolhouse situated at the curve of Sedgwick and Mountain Roads. Homes on the tour: 15 Buena Vista Road, 1840 Greek Revival 25 Buena Vista,…

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Harvest & Hearth Dinner with Chris Prosperi

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$75 – $85

Join us for the exclusive event! Chef Chris Prosperi of Metro Bis and the Food Schmooze has dreamed up a four course meal inspired by 18th-century hearth cooking using seasonal ingredients.Includes four courses, beer and wine.  Chef Prosperi will be taking over the Noah Webster House kitchen - and hearth - to prepare a delicious meal for you. The Chef will take a break from the kitchen to present each course to you! Your menu for the evening: Course 1: Baby Green Salad…

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December 2019

Noah and The Nutcracker

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$5 – $15

Children of all ages are invited to experience the magic of The Nutcracker at the Noah Webster House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a fun filled morning of games, stories, crafts, gingerbread cookie decorating, photo opportunities, and a sneak peek of Ballet Theater Company’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. The museum is excited to partner with Ballet Theatre Company (BTC) to offer an experience you and your child will not forget. Join us for . . . Performances -…

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Christmas with The Websters

December 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - December 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$9 – $15

FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! Join us for a special holiday tour of the Noah Webster House. The traditions of early 19th century Connecticut Christmas come to life through song, dance, and stories. Mrs. Rebecca Webster guides you through the historic home by lantern light where you will meet Noah, their many children, and some guests. When Webster was a child in the 1760s, Christmas was observed as a religious holiday, with very little fanfare. However, by the time Webster had his…

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February 2020

Conversation: The 1619 Project

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Watkinson School, 180 Bloomfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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In August 2019, The New York Times Magazine released a special issue called The 1619 Project. Published on the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of Africans on American soil, The 1619 Project is a historical analysis of how slavery shaped American political, social, and economic institutions. Spearheaded by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project challenges Americans to reframe U.S. history by marking the year when the first enslaved Africans arrived on Virginia soil as our nation's foundational date and…

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Hearth Cooking Classes

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Do you have what it takes to be a colonial cook? Join us to slow down the pace, start from scratch, and experience historic cooking in a series of Hearth Cooking Classes led by Becky Hendricks, historic food researcher with over 20 years experience as a living historian. From deboning a Cornish game hen to making pie crust, you will learn using historically accurate tools and techniques. Choose one class or take them all! April 4: Pies, Tarts & Puddings…

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March 2020

Exhibit Opening: The Inspirational Woman-2020

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

The public is invited to the opening reception for “The Inspirational Woman- 2020” featuring original works by artist Rebecca Rose which celebrate the lives of inspiring women throughout Connecticut. Rebecca Rose Fine Portraits LLC, an awarding winning portrait photography studio specializing in heirloom artwork. Celebrating women is a subject dear to the mission of Rebecca Rose Fine Portraits. Rebecca’s mission is to showcase the beauty, uniqueness, and importance of each woman who comes into her studio. These women have great…

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Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - March 14 @ 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$45

On March 13 and 14, 2020, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host A Taste of Ireland in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, featuring Irish fare, craft beer, and live music.

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POSTPONED: Pathways to Leadership: The Legacy of Suffrage and the League of Women Voters in CT

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Free

POSTPONED, due to COVID-19 Pandemic. Join us for a special lecture commemorating the centennial anniversary of woman’s suffrage. West Hartford Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson will speak about the history of the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement and the League of Women Voters through the lives of Hartford-area women and the elected officials whose minds they had to change. While Connecticut did not ratify the 19th Amendment before it became part of the Constitution, the suffrage movement developed leaders who worked…

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