The Noah Webster House has been an iconic West Hartford landmark for decades. Use these notecards to share your love for history or West Hartford. This is a set of 8 notecards featuring Noah Webster’s c.1720 birthplace in spring. The 5″ x 7″ cards are blank inside and are accompanied by 8 plain envelopes. Your purchase directly supports the mission of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.
About the House:
Noah Webster was born in this simple salt box house in the West Division of Hartford on October 16, 1758. The original four-room house was likely built by Noah’s grandfather in 1720, with the lean-to added in 1787. Members of the Webster family lived here until 1790, when Noah’s father sold the house. In 1909, H.A. Hamilton purchased the house and the surrounding land. The Hamilton family donated the home to the Town of West Hartford in 1962 and our foundation, Noah Webster House, Inc., was created to restore the house and open it to the public as a museum. Today, the restored 18th-century house serves as a place for visitors to learn about Noah Webster, the founding father and creator of the first American dictionary and the “Blue-Backed Speller.”