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Celebrate West Hartford’s Favorite Son at Festival

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will sponsor a ‘Giant Scrabble’ Tournament at Celebrate! West Hartford this weekend.


Calling all resident word nerds! Grab a friend, fellow word lover, or gather teams to compete in the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s Giant Scrabble Tournament.

The 32nd annual Celebrate! West Hartford will take place on the grounds of West Hartford Town Hall in 2018 on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from noon to 6 p.m.

Visit the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s tent to participate in 30-minute rounds of the town’s largest Scrabble Tournament! Participants may sign up ahead of time by visiting this link: http://signup.com/go/KnndkjZ

If you would like to play, you may also visit the tent and sign up in person for any open spaces. There is no limit to the number of people who may play during each round. Scores will be added up at the end of each 30-minute session and added to the scoreboard. At the end of the day, the highest score will win a special prize! Check back in at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, to find out who won the day’s tournament.

Celebrate! West Hartford is a two-day community fair that presents businesses, civic and service organizations, recreation groups, and charitable foundations a way to increase public awareness of their important work. Attracting over 35,000 people each year from the Greater Hartford area, Celebrate West Hartford also provides festival attendees with a wide range of family activities – a highly rated juried arts & crafts show, great food, entertainment, games, carnival rides, and a certified 5K road race. There is no admission charge for the event and many of the activities are free.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for West Hartford’s history, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future, and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 until 4 p.m. For more information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call 860-521-5362. The museum would like to thank the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their ongoing support.

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