Noah Webster

NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE

The mission of Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is to engage citizens by preserving and sharing history, promoting literacy and advocating greater cultural understanding.

HOW IT STARTED

Noah Webster House is located in the restored 18th-century birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster, the creator of the first American dictionary and “Blue-Backed Speller”, a teacher, lawyer and early abolitionist. The home was restored by the Noah Webster Foundation, a private 501(c)(3) organization, and opened to the public as a museum in the late 1960s.  In 1970, the West Hartford Historical Society merged with the Foundation. Today, the museum building includes the historic house, the Jodik Education Center with a working reproduction open hearth, two exhibition galleries, a newly renovated Visitor Reception Center (VRC), and the Hamilton Gallery. The VRC includes a museum shop, a one-room schoolhouse theater, and a long-term exhibit on Noah Webster.  The museum holdings also include a diverse collection of decorative arts, manuscripts, books, and ephemeral artifacts related to Noah Webster as well as to the local community.

Each year the Noah Webster House serves approximately 10,000 school children and thousands of general visitors from around the world.  An important part of our school services is the many free-of-charge experiences that we offer to at-risk children. The Noah Webster House also provides numerous workshops, summer camps, and a history club for young people.

YAPSODY USER SINCE: 2016

PLAN: Platinum Tier

“Yapsody fees are significantly less!”

– Amy Boulton, Development Manager of
Noah Webster House

THEIR EXPERIENCE

Development Manager of Noah Webster House, Amy Boulton says, “Yapsody is a great site, particularly for non profits.” The museum organizes multiple events throughout the year. It only made sense to make the switch to Yapsody, because they didn’t have to pay a high flat fee on tickets priced low. Apart from the reasonable costs, she was exceptionally pleased about being able to have a branded URL and an exclusive store of their own for no additional costs. The ability to customize store’s design to reflect their brand to make the transition from their website to the online store seamless for ticket purchasers was highly beneficial.

Read about their journey with Yapsody here.