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Noah Webster House & Westmoor Park Host Colonial Childs’ Adventure Camp in West Hartford

'Colonial child in the garden' scene. Submitted photo

Explore life in the 1700s at the camp hosted by the Noah Webster House and Westmoor Park in West Hartford.


Summer vacation is here, and children ages 8 – 12 are welcome to jump back in time! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is hosting two weeks of Colonial Childs’ Adventure Camp with Westmoor Park this summer.

‘Colonial child making lunch.’ Submitted photo

Boys and girls spend a week exploring life in the 1700s as a colonial child. Activities at both the historic Noah Webster House and the farm at Westmoor Park give campers first-hand experience with the games, fun, and chores of colonial times. During the camp, children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games while at the museum. At Westmoor Park, children encounter life on a farm by caring for the barnyard animals, tending the vegetable garden, and creating food and crafts from the bountiful natural resources of the park.

The first session takes place July 17-21, 2017; the second August 7-11, 2017. Each camp day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday sessions will be held at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St., West Hartford. Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be held at Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford.

Museum members pay $251 per child per week; non-members pay $278. Extended camp hours until 5 p.m. are available for $40 per week.

To register, contact the Education Department at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society by email at [email protected], or call (860) 521-5362 x 14.

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.

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