Webster's War of the Words 2015

Join us on April 24, 2015 for our Sixth Annual War of the Words Fundraiser!


Congratulations to the RED TEAM who won 650 points to 625! It was a close match! Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the museum at the 2015 Webster's War of the Words.

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Could you spell butyraceous if you weren’t looking right at it? And could you define it? Most people would probably just guess, but at Webster’s War of the Words, it could mean the winning points! (FYI it means butter-like.)

The sixth annual Webster’s War of the Words will take place at West Hartford Town Hall on Friday, April 24 at 6 p.m. This entertaining gala fundraiser is centered on Noah Webster’s impact on American words and culture.

Emceed by NBC 30 News Anchor Brad Drazen, the evening will include live music, hearty appetizers, a cash bar, and live and silent auctions. The featured entertainment for the night will be a game show focusing on language and culture.

Long-time game show participant Susan Campbell will host the game show this year.  The Red Team will include raPoet Self Suffice; teacher and author Matthew Dicks; and blogger and public policy maker Jillian Gilchrest.  The Blue Team will include teacher and “Word Guy” Rob Kyff; WNPR producer, announcer, and photographer Chion Wolf; and DJ, scientist, and Wolcott Elementary principal Jasdeep Singh.

Dinner will be catered by Rizzuto’s Italian Restaurant and will feature chicken, salmon, and pasta dishes. Entertainment will be provided by the Hall High Jazz Combo. .

Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are $50 in advance ($60 on and after April 20 or at the door). Get the best seat in the house with preferred seating for $75 per person (not available after April 20 or at the door). Call Abby at 860-521-5362 x10 to find out more about a full table discount.

A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will help to support the museum’s school programs. Tickets are available here. Please be aware that refunds are not available for this event.

Catered by...


Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsor:



Blue-Backed Spellers:

City Steam Brewery
Cricket Press
Fresh Ink
The Health Consultants


Photos of this year's fun!





Game Show!

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Click here to get your tickets for Webster's War of the Words!


Live Auction:
One week stay at a Florida condo
Paul Zimmerman painting
Home Improvement Package
Cocktail Party or Tavern Night at the museum

Silent Auction:

Gift certificates from:
A.C. Petersen 
Beach House Tanning
Center Framing
Effie's Place
Joey Pizza
Pepe's Pizza
and more!

Museum Passes to...
The Children's Museum
CT Historical Society
Hill Stead
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
New Britain Museum of American Art

Exciting experiences like...
Painting at The Claypen
Personal Shopping Party at BK & Co
Golf at Rockledge Golf Course
Golf at Wampanoag Country Club
West Hartford Symphony
Playhouse on Park

A Conard High School basket
Starbucks Gift Basket
and plenty more!