Noah Webster’s WORDS
A tribute to the framer of how Americans embraced and applied the English language, this program is a "tip of the cap" to the one many refer to as the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." Join us for the Word of the Week and other fun!
A tribute to the framer of how Americans embraced and applied the English language, this program is a “tip of the cap” to the one many refer to as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education.” Do you know what an eponym is…how about an acronym…backronym, portmanteau…and so many more. PLUS…we celebrate the spelling bees, the new words that come into our vernacular…and the stories and usages that helped shape our language of today.
Jennifer DiCola Matos has served since 2014 as the Executive Director of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, located in the restored birthplace of founding father Noah Webster. Prior to that, she worked as Director of Education at the Noah Webster House from 2005-2010. Jenn has a B.A. in History and Art History from the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT and a M.A. in American Civilization from Brown University, Providence, RI. In the 10 years she's been at Noah Webster House, Jenn admits she's become a bit of a 'logophile' (a lover of words).