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December 2018

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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February 2019

Charles E. Beach House Tour

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beach Estate, 18 Brightwood Lane
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$10 – $12

House Tour Fundraiser! Sunday, February 24, 1-4 p.m. 18 Brightwood Lane, West Hartford For one day only, the owners of the Charles E. Beach estate are generously opening up all 8,426 sq. ft. of this historic treasure as a fundraiser for the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Guests may tour all three floors of this beautiful home. Tickets are $12 ($10 for museum members.) The Charles E. Beach House is a shining example of Shingle Style architecture, built…

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Why Black History Month?

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Black History Month has occurred every February in the U.S. since 1976, when President Gerald Ford first recognized a special month to “…honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” But the antecedent of Black History Month goes back at  least 50 years prior, and some say even farther. Join us on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion about the roots of Black History Month. West Hartford African…

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March 2019

Tea with Abigail Adams

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$8 – $10

Tea with Abigail Adams, Witness to a Revolution. Join us for an afternoon with Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams the second President of the United States. As 'Abigail Adams,' Carol Bielefeld will present a lively portrait of one of the most fascinating and remarkable women in our nation's history. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Ms. Adams was a witness to the momentous events of the American Revolution which separated her from her husband for much of their married…

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Museum Closed

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Due to the inclement weather, the museum will be closed on Monday, March 4.

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The Connecticut Spelling Bee

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
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Free

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will co-present The Connecticut Spelling Bee with the Hartford Courant. The Connecticut Spelling Bee will take place at the University of Saint Joseph, in Webster's hometown of West Hartford, Connecticut. The top student spellers from across the state will participate. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Courant collaborated for the first time in 2017 to offer The Connecticut Spelling Bee. This…

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