When Noah Webster published his very first dictionary in 1828 it’s a safe bet that the word “graffiti” was nowhere to be seen.
The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical society have teamed up to create the “Make Your Mark” campaign in order to give the desks and benches inside an authentic, 18th century old-schoolhouse look.
You might not get paddled for carving graffiti like you would have in those times, but it will cost you.
One 3 by 4 inch square of carving space will cost you $50 and a 4 by 6 inch square is $75.
All of the donations from the campaign will support the museum’s educational programming, including in-school programs and field trips to the museum for underprivileged students in the Greater Hartford area
So mark away folks, and help preserve a piece of national and local history.