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August 2019

The Power of Maps – Lecture

August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The public is invited to explore West Hartford geography and view stunning hand drawn maps of the region at a discussion Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Like cartographers of old, Finn Ashworth, a recent graduate of Conard High School, painstakingly hand drew a complex map of the center region of West Hartford from Fern Street to Sedgwick Road and from Mountain Road to Raymond Road. Finn is inspired by the huge complex patterns you can see in maps.…

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September 2019

Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest

September 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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$45 – $60

Ale-tasters unite at Connecticut's premier beer challenge! It's back! Beer you can't find anywhere else. Join us for the 5th Annual Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival brought to you by the museum and the Harvest family of stores. 21+ breweries create a unique cask of Real Ale good for this one day only and there is a catch. Their brew must include an ingredient from Noah Webster's 18th-century garden or pantry list. Certified beer judges and celebrity judges choose…

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Poetry Read-In

September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House, 227 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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Free

Join Poet Laureate Emeritus Maria Sassi for an afternoon of poetry at Noah's house! On Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 1-4 p.m., the public and poets alike are invited to listen to readings from J.I. Abbot and Nancy Clarke Otter. Following the readings by Abbot and Otter, there will be an open mic for any poets wishing to share their work. Poetry Read-In at Noah Webster's house is hosted twice annually by Maria Sassi, West Hartford Poet Laureate Emeritus, prize-winning…

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October 2019

Native Identity – A Historic Perspective

October 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Church of West Hartford, 12 S. Main Street
West Hartford,
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Free

The public is invited to a program to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples' Day on October 14. Join us to pay tribute to the people who first occupied the land in the Hartford area. The Noah Webster House and the Connecticut Human Rights Partnership are proud to present Native Identity - A Historic Perspective which will be hosted by First Church, West Hartford and with support from CT Humanities. Facilitated by members of the Akomawt Educational Initiative, attendees will be challenged to…

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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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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