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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Coming Events*

Spirits in the House
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Spirits in the House is the museum’s fantastical fall fundraiser. Whimsy and imagination will transform the museum into a magical jazz club, full of spirited activities, including magic and fortune-telling, entertainment, food, and special cocktails. 

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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.


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

 

Conversations: A Community Forum

A discussion-based event dealing with timely topics and civil discourse.

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.

West Hartford Hauntings

A spooky theatrical nighttime tour of West Hartford's North Cemetery. Beware of those that wander the night!

Author Series

Meet a different author each month during our Author Series.