How to Visit the Local History Room:

            The Local History Room at Noah Webster Library is open to the public!

HOURS:  Monday 12-6, Wednesday 2-8, Friday 10-2, and 10-2, 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

You may also request materials from the collection during regular library hours. For more information, give us a call at 860-561-6987 or email the Local History Librarian, Brett Freiburger at

Our collection includes:

  • Books and Town Reports
  • Historical Maps
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Historic City Directories
  • Historic Newspaper Clippings by Subject
  • Historic and Architectural Resource Survey of the Town of West Hartford
  • On Microfilm:
    • West Hartford News
    • West Hartford Life
    • West Hartford Press

Did You Know

West Hartford was once the home of an amusement park? What is currently a Home Depot used to be Luna Park, which opened in 1906.

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Local History Books