WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Did you know the author of the first American Dictionary was from Connecticut?
Noah Webster was born in West Hartford, and the house he was born in still stands today. It is now a museum that bears his name and urges the need for children to understand and learn from history. “I love the different activities that we do. To see the young people learning and opening up their minds, that history is not boring. History is exciting,” said Myra Wishnick.
Webster’s contributions didn’t stop after creating the first American Dictionary. West Hartford’s Blue Back Square is named for Webster’s school book.
“It’s a person who had, who was a real visionary,” said another worker. “It’s an honor to work in his birthplace.”
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