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October 2018

Screening of the documentary “Dawnland”

October 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

The Connecticut premiere of the award-winning documentary, Dawnland, will be held at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 8, 2018, from 4 – 6:30 p.m. Christopher Newell (Passamaquoddy tribe, ME), Connecticut resident and senior advisor to the film, will provide historical and cultural context and will facilitate a Q&A session following the film. Due to popular demand, an encore presentation may be shown at 7 p.m. if there's enough interested. A…

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It Started with Aardvark

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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We're celebrating Noah Webster's 260th birthday with an exhibit that utilizes his favorite thing: the dictionary! "It Started with Aardvark", a series of 26 screen prints by artist Elizabeth Dove, will be on exhibit at the museum from October 17 through December 2018. The exhibit officially opens the night of Tuesday, October 16, which just happens to coincide with Webster's birthday. We'll be celebrating at 6:30 p.m. with a cake by West Hartford's own A Little Imagination Cakes! It Started…

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West Hartford Hauntings

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - October 28 @ 10:00 pm
Old North Cemetery, 80 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
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$10 - $15

The spirits are returning to West Hartford for the last two weekends of October! Experience real history in a scary setting, meeting the town's dearly-departed along the way.

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Hamilton Tickets – Enter to win!

October 30 @ 8:00 am - December 4 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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