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Webster's War of the Words

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 West Hartford Town Hall 50 South Main St.  See map
Credit: Noah Webster
Credit: Noah Webster
This entertaining gala event is centered on Noah Webster's impact American words and culture. Emceed by Brad Drazen, the evening will include live music, hearty appetizers, a wine and beer tasting, and an auction. The featured entertainment for the night will be a game show focusing on language and culture, hosted by Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's Editor at Large.

The Red Team will include Conard High School Principal Julio Duarte, Word Guy Rob Kyff, and Helen Rubino-Turco, West Hartford’s Human and Leisure Services Director. The Blue Team that will face off against them will include Hall High School Principal Dan Zittoun, University of Hartford President Emeritus Humphrey Tonkin, and author and journalist Susan Campbell.

Reservations are highly recommended. General tickets are $50 in advance ($60 after April 21 or at the door).  Champions of Noah Webster tickets are $75 and include an acknowledgment in the museum’s newsletter of the individual’s support. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will help to support the museum’s school programs. Tickets are available at www.noahwebsterhouse.org, or by calling 860-521-5362 x10.

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