Adult and Family Group Programs

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On-Site or Outreach Programs: Our Place or Yours?

THE MANY FACES OF NOAH WEBSTER
Why is Noah Webster so important? More than the author of the American Dictionary, Webster helped to define the nation’s character through politics, education, and social reform. Learn all about him with this multimedia presentation. $100 plus travel expenses. Program Length: 45 minutes

CONVERSATIONS WITH NOAH WEBSTER Coming soon
Have you ever wanted to go back in time?
Meeting Noah Webster in the flesh may be as close as you can get! Let our costumed “Mr. Webster” share his life and accomplishments with you through this interactive program. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 30 to 45 minutes

PIECES OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIFE
Explore the heroic story of one man who struggled to and freedom. This multimedia presentation pieces together the life of West Hartford resident Bristow and helps share part of the African-American experience during the Revolutionary War era. Available as a lecture or as a workshop that incorporates primary source documents. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 minutes

HISTORIC MUSIC PROGRAMS
Enjoy a lively program with noted folk musician Rick Spencer. Explore popular music of Webster’s era, the use of songs as language, and much more. Interested in war, politics, or just a fun time? Let us tailor the program to meet your needs. $100 - $250 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 minutes

AN 18TH-CENTURY WARDROBE
Clothing has changed substantially in the past 250 years. Learn about the everyday clothing of the Revolutionary era and how words like “shift”, “stay”, and “undress” meant something completely different. $100 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 minutes

A GLASS OF BEER HISTORY
Drinking and tavern life played a major role in early America. Explore over 2,000 years of beer history with an emphasis on its social and cultural impact on the young nation. Pair it up with a beer tasting (hosting organizations take appropriate responsibility) and live music that includes drinking and temperance songs. $100 - $250 plus travel expenses. Program length: 45 to 90 minutes

Travel Expenses:
For each presentation, roundtrip mileage plus ($0 within a 20-mi. radius), ($25: 21-40 mile radius), ($50: 41-60 mile radius). For other distances, please contact the Education Department.

 

On-Site Programs

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR
A guided tour of Noah Webster’s 18th-century birthplace that brings the past to life and explores the “forgotten founding father’s” childhood.
Program length: 1 hour. Group Rate: $5 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

HEARTH COOKING Tour Add-On
Cook delicious Sunday-night wafers over the open hearth. Then, enjoy your wafers with locally made preserves and hearth-brewed coffee.
Fee: $7 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

TAVERN GAMES Tour Add-On
Colonial times come to life. Try your hand at tavern games such as Nine Men’s Morrice, Skittles, Shove ‘Ha Penny, and Captain’s Mistress.
Program length: 45 minutes. Fee: $5 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 50 Max.

TAVERN NIGHT
Enjoy the raucous atmosphere of an 18th-century tavern over a three-course meal by candlelight in our gallery space. Live musical entertainment and tavern games complete the evening. Menu changes seasonally. Price includes a complimentary drink. Subject to availability.
Program length: 2 hours. Fee: $35 per person. No. of Persons: 40 Min. to 50 Max.

THE COLONIAL PACKAGE
Cook a traditional colonial meal over the open hearth, tour the historic house, and play tavern games. Menu to include vegetable stew, applesauce, hoe cakes, Sunday-night wafers, and freshly churned butter.
Program length: 3.5 hours. Fee: $30 per person. No. of Persons: 10 Min. to 30 Max.



For more information or to schedule a program, please call Beth Sweeney at 860.521.5362, x 14 or