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West Hartford Garden Club to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Noah Webster House and garden. Submitted photo

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will host a ceremony to commemorate the organization’s 50th anniversary.


Join us on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society to celebrate the 50thAnniversary of the West Hartford Garden Club becoming the sole caretaker of a museum’s reproduction Colonial garden.

The West Hartford Garden Club maintains the garden at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Submitted photo

In 1960, Mrs. H.A. Hamilton donated the Noah Webster birthplace to the Town of West Hartford. Shortly thereafter, a foundation formed to restore the 18th-century house and opened the house as a museum in 1965. The following the year, the West HartfordGarden Club agreed to sponsor the landscaping of the new museum grounds.

The West Hartford Garden Club is restoring and revitalizing the Noah Webster House garden. Landscape architect Rudy Favretti designed a plan for a garden similar to what the Webster family would have had in the 18th-century. Today, Garden Clubmembers continue to care for this restored Colonial garden.

To celebrate this achievement, the West Hartford Garden Club will host a ceremony and reception at Noah Webster’s birthplace and National Historic Landmark located at 227 South Main St., West Hartford, CT. A brief ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., followed by light refreshments.

Reservations are not required.

The museum would like to thank the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their continued support.

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 that is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily from 1-4 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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