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Noah Webster House to Celebrate Connecticut Open House Day on June 10

Courtesy Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will join other organizations throughout the state in the festivities designed to build awareness of Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets.


The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society in West Hartford plans to participate in the 13th Annual Connecticut Open House Day – a unified celebration of the state’s fascinating world of art, history, and tourism – on June 10, 2017.

During this one-day event, the Noah Webster House, along with more than 200 other organizations and attractions throughout the state, will open its doors and offer special incentives (discounts, free admission, free gifts, special offers, etc.) to visitors.

A young guest playing in Noah’s Discovery Learning Center. Submitted photo

This exciting statewide event, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism (COT), is designed to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut’s exceptional cultural and tourism assets and encourage them to become ambassadors who share their newfound discoveries with visiting family and friends.

During Connecticut Open House Day on June 10, 2017, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will offer free admission from noon-4 p.m. Stroll through the historic birthplace of founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer, Noah Webster. Bring the kids and let them feel what it was like to grow up during the 18th century by playing in the museum’s interactive Noah’s Discovering Learning Center play space.

Both the permanent exhibit, “Noah Webster: Defining American,” and a temporary exhibit featuring local artist Chris Straus will also be on view.

To qualify for any Open House Day special, at least one person in each visiting group must show a valid Connecticut driver’s license.

Connecticut Open House Day also includes opportunities to become a Connecticut Ambassador as part of COT’s Ambassador Program, an ongoing initiative designed to cultivate pride among residents in the state’s many diverse historic, arts, tourism and entertainment treasures. For more information about Connecticut Open House Day, visit www.CTvisit.com or call 1-888-CTvisit.

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 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.

The Connecticut Office of Tourism brings together tourism, historic preservation, history, and the arts. Its mission is to preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the state. For more information on how to become a part of Connecticut Open House Day, log on to www.cultureandtourism.org.

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