Public Programs & Event Calendar

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society offers public programs and events year-round for both children and adults. From exhibit openings to Tavern Nights and kids programs, there is something for everyone. Check back often for updates as some programs may change. Reservations are required for some events. Please call 860.521.5362 x21 for information or reservations unless otherwise noted.

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Gingerbread Day
Friday, December 12 at 6 and 8 p.m. (adults only BYOB/W)
Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (Family-friendly)
Gingerbread Day is an annual event which allows kids and adults alike to construct a homemade creation from homemade gingerbread, fresh icing, and delicious candies. Taking place on the first weekend of December, the event is a sight to behold! Each cookie is handmade at the Noah Webster House and fun candy mixes offer a variety of artistic options.

Tablet Tour Premier and Exhibit Opening
January 11, 2015 from 1-4 p.m.
An exciting new tour option will soon be available for the historic Noah Webster House! Visitors will be able to take a self-guided tour that includes beautiful illustrations of the Webster family at home; videos on topics like colonial food, toys and games, clothing, and Noah's own opinions; and a virtual visit to the house's garret (attic).English and Spanish closed captioning will also be available. And don't forget– you can also get a tour from one of our knowledgeable tour guides.

Join us on for the premier of this exciting tour! Try the new tablet tour and enjoy Noah's Discovery Learning Space, story time and crafts, and warm up with delicious treats. Plus, see the incredibly detailed artworks from the tour and the book Noah Webster: Weaver of Words, painted by artist and illustrator Monica Vachula. Free to the public.

West Hartford History Series: Dr. Tracey Wilson
Tuesday, January 27, 7 p.m.
Town Historian Wilson will give an overview of West Hartford's colorful history. From its first settlement to the suburb it is today.

R.J. Luke Williams: West Hartford's Notable Residents
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Hear the stories of people like George Dudley Seymour, Nelson Burr, and others who made a big impact on our little Town.

Some programs are subject to change. Please call ahead or make a reservation as required.


West Hartford Hauntings

West Hartford Hauntings is a theatrical lantern-lit tour of West Hartford's historic North Cemetery.

Tavern Night

Tavern Night is one of the museum's most popular adult programs!

Gingerbread Day

Kids and adults alike can create their own miniature masterpiece out of fresh-baked gingerbread, icing, and candy.

Conversations: A Community Forum

Twice a year, join us to discuss a timely topic.

West Hartford History Series

A monthly series of lectures and discussions about.. what else? West Hartford's exciting history!