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Things To Do in Hartford, CT
Noah Webster grew up in Hartford, and his contribution to American history is immeasurable. His surname graced the first dictionary, and his authorship of the first American edition of the dictionary is just one of the many fascinating aspects of visiting his historic home. Guides dressed in period clothes will not only tell you of Webster's life, but you can also experience that life for the length of your visit as flax breaking and wool carding are just a couple of the hands-on activities and attractions you can experience. You'll also see the original china, glassware and desk that Webster himself used. The whole visit is beyond words!
Hartford resident Harriet Beecher Stowe attracted plenty of attention when she published her anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Her outspoken nature and desire to champion issues like human dignity and equality were hallmarks of not only her work, but of the woman herself. You can learn more about her and her various campaigns to end racism when you visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. The center and museum of sorts hosts various exhibits that stand alongside Stowe's personal effects that all work together to tell the story of this courageously outspoken author whose battle is still being fought today. The center spotlights current projects that are still being implemented in Stowe's honor.
Going to a performance at the Bushnell is like escaping into a world where the focus is on the spotlighted stage and the stellar performances that take place there. The venue has long been Connecticut's premiere performing arts center, and the impressive number of productions that are scheduled throughout the year attest to that fact. So if you and your significant other love dressing up and enjoying a romantic date night filled with unforgettable performances, don't be late for the show at the Bushnell!