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Noah Webster House Will Host 'Doll and Me' Tea

The ‘Doll and Me’ Tea at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society has a Victorian/Valentine’s Day theme.

Guests enjoy a Doll And Me Tea at the Noah Webster House in 2016. Submitted photo

Guests enjoy a Doll And Me Tea at the Noah Webster House in 2016. Submitted photo


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, children ages 6-11 and their favorite doll are invited to a Doll and Me Tea at the Noah Webster House on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. Each child will make a Victorian Valentine-inspired craft, play parlor games, and enjoy a tea party.

Have you ever played “Pass the Slipper”? What about “Lookabout”? Kids and their dolls will play these traditional parlor games, and take home the instructions so they can teach their friends!

Between games, a tea party will take place in the museum’s reproduction 18th-century kitchen. Children can try tea or have some old-fashioned lemonade along with some delicious cookies. Meanwhile, the dolls will wait for their clay cakes to finish baking!

The afternoon will end with a Valentine-making workshop. Sending Valentine cards became popular practice in the mid-19th century. Ladies and gents would use as much decoration as possible on cards to send friends and sweethearts. We will have lace, small pictures, feathers, and other period-inspired supplies to craft lovely cards for friends or dolls.

All children ages 6-11 and their dolls (or stuffed animals) are invited to attend this program. This is a drop off event. Doll and Me Tea is $25 per child, or $20 for museum members. Registration is required. Visit noahwebster.yapsody.com to purchase tickets.

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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