Explore the exhibition
Learn more about Webster’s influence on the American English.
Gain insight on how American English was adapted for everyday use by exploring newspaper ads from the early 19th Century.
Blue Back Speller
Webster’s famous American English grammar and spelling book.
Brentley Boyd’s educational comic strip illustrates Webster’s life and accomplishments.
Leading figures that paved the path towards an American English (1806-1828).
ABCs of Americanisms:
English Words Appearing in the USA
Some words were new additions to English, and others gained new meaning that differed
from their original British English definitions. Slide through the images below to see some examples.