Rotary Supports Noah Webster!
Noah Webster House and Rotary Club of West Hartford Announce New Sponsorship 
to Support Family Programming 
Dr. Liftig (right) presents Jeff Mainville (left) and the Noah Webster House with sponsorship donation;
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is honored to receive a generous sponsorship donation of $1,500 from the Rotary Club of West Hartford to support new family programming at the Noah Webster House. 
On Thursday, October 26, 2023, Rotary Club President Dr. Rick Liftig presented Jeffrey Mainville, Executive Director of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, with a $1,500 sponsorship donation to support the Noah Webster House’s Life on the Webster Farm: Work Days monthly series.   
Upon this presentation, Dr. Liftig stated, “The Rotary Club of West Hartford is happy to sponsor this program supporting West Hartford children and families.” This support, which helps promote both institutions’ missions to support the community of West Hartford, goes beyond the Work Day program. 
This December, the Noah Webster House will assist the Rotary Club of West Hartford with presenting all West Hartford Public School third graders with their very own Merriam-Webster Dictionary, all of which were generously purchased by the Rotary Club of West Hartford. Both institutions are proud to provide quality educational tools and programming to West Hartford families. 
“We are most grateful to the Rotary Club of West Hartford for their generous support of the Life on the Webster Farm series in 2024,” explains Executive Director Jeffrey Mainville.  “These family-friendly activities offer parents & children a unique opportunity to learn together, and explore something fun that doesn’t require a computer screen. Our hope was to offer free admission to children 12-and-under for these programs, and thanks to our friends at the Rotary Club, we are now able to do so.” 
With a focus on families, Life on the Webster Farm: Work Days is a monthly Saturday program that takes place between 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Each program focuses on a different aspect of Early American life and features live demonstrations by experienced museum educators. Currently, there are programs scheduled for November 25, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, each focusing on a unique aspect of early American work and play. The museum already plans to extend this program and will announce more Work Day programs soon for the latter half of 2024With topics such as cheese making and dancing, there is something for everyone. 
The next Work Day is on Saturday, November 25th at the Noah Webster House from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This month’s program will focus on Hearth Cooking. Join experienced museum educators as they demonstrate how to cook over the open flame in the museum’s 18th-century reproduction fireplace. Museum educators will discuss how the Webster family prepared meals, where the ingredients came from, and the tools that were used in cooking and baking.  Visitors can enjoy a sample of hot cider and Johnnycakes. 
November’s Work Day is part of the Noah Webster House’s series of Thanksgiving Weekend activities. The museum will be open to visitors Friday - Sunday, November 24, 25, and 26, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit the museum’s website at or check out their Facebook page, @noahwebsterhouse. 
Participation in the Life on the Webster Farm: Work Days activities is included with purchase of regular adult admission to the historic house.  Children under 12 years of age are free. 
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, American founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer, and interprets his life & legacy.  The West Hartford History Center is the repository of three centuries of artifacts & archives from the town’s stories past.   The historic house (A National Historic Landmark) and exhibit spaces are open for public hours on Monday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.  For more information on the school visits and public programs, please visit or call 860-521-5362.  
Alex Gerrish | Museum Programs & Marketing Manager
227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107
Direct Line: 860-502-3247