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Book Signing with Tracy Nelson Maurer
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Writer and children's literature super-fan Tracey Nelson Maurer travels from Minnesota to join us in West Hartford for a special book signing and talk about her new book, Noah Webster's Fighting Words(Millbrook, April 1, 2017). She will be at the Blue Back Square Barnes and Noble from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will give a talk, have kids activities, and sign books. A Book Fair to support the Noah Webster House will also take place that day.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Webster's War of the Words is the new definition of dinner and a show! Emceed by NBC CT's Brad Drazen, our signature fundraiser includes dinner by Rizzuto's, unlimited beer and wine, and both a live and silent auction. The main event is a lively and interactive word-based game show featuring two teams of local celebrities. Game show host Peter Sokolowski (Merriam-Webster, Inc. Editor at Large) will referee a battle of wits.
Community Conversation: Race, Religion, and Response
May 3 & 10, 7 p.m.
West Hartford is one of the most diverse towns in our state in terms of race, religion, income and age. Along with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and Connecticut Humanities, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford historical Society will run an evening forum to examine the historic and contemporary forces that shape the relationships within and among various religious and ethnic communities within the town and Greater Hartford area. The programs will feature moderated panel discussions among scholars, civic organizations and community members.
Iron & Grain Co. Anniversary Celebration Food Truck Pop-Up Park
Thursday May 4, 6-8:30 p.m.
Iron & Grain Co. will host a pop-up event at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Guests will enjoy tasty cuisine and brews from food trucks including Iron & Grain’s ’59 Chevy, Yard Bird, and Greekin’ Out. This outdoor event will take place from 5-8:00 p.m.
May 6, 2-5 p.m.
The public is invited to hear well-known poets Marilyn Nelson and Benjamin Grossberg as they lead an afternoon of poetry at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Maria Sassi, West Hartford poet laureate emeritus, will host the afternoon’s festivities, including an open mic portion.
NWH&WHHS Annual Meeting
May 23, 5:30 p.m.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Museum members and the general public are invited to attend. Following the meeting, Museum of Connecticut History Curator Dave Corrigan will present a lecture on Connecticut’s involvement in WWI. April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into WWI. Mr. Corrigan will discuss the ways Connecticut contributed to the war, including stories related to West Hartford. In addition, items relating to WWI in the collection of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will be on display. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.
Thursday, May 25, 2017, @ 6:30 p.m.
You are bound to have a rip-roaring good time at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society's second trivia night!
Pop-Up Gastro Park
June 7, 1-4 p.m.
CT Open House Day
June 10, 1-4 p.m.