Public Programs & Event Calendar

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society offers public programs and events year-round for both children and adults. From exhibit openings to Tavern Nights and kids programs, there is something for everyone. Check back often for updates as some programs may change. Reservations are required for some events. Please call 860.521.5362 x21 for information or reservations unless otherwise noted.

Coming Events

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Saturday, February 21: Tavern Take-Over
A favorite local restaurant will take over the Noah Webster House kitchen and serve their take on Early American cooking. More information.

R.J. Luke Williams: West Hartford's North Main and Notable Residents
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Hear the stories of the homes of North Main St. and people like George Dudley Seymour, Nelson Burr, and others who made a big impact on our little Town. Free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14: St. Patrick's Day Feast
A meal of Guinness beef stew, Irish soda bread, and pickled beets is followed by a delicious 
apple cake. The featured musician on Friday will be Geoff Kauffman and Saturday night will feature Tom Hanford. More information.

Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.: Conversations: A Community Forum
Join us for a discussion on the mascots and logos using Native American words and imagery. This national debate recently hit home with both Hall and Conard High Schools deciding whether or not to change their team logos. Others have encouraged the schools to go further and rename their teams. A panel of experts, including Liz Devine (Hall High School Social Studies), Dr. Tracey Wilson (Conard High School Social Studies), and Laurie Lamarre ( Executive Director of the American Indian Institute) will each present their argument, then join a panel discussion. Free to the public.

Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.: Chocolate and Wine Pairing Class
Want a piece of chocolate with that wine? Of course you do! (This event was rescheduled from February 12)
Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4 (68 Farmington Avenue, Farmington) and Mary Anne Charron of Cocoa Chi will give a lesson on pairing the perfect bottle with the perfect box of chocolates. Guests will try six varieties of each over the course of the evening. These will include dark and milk chocolate tastings featuring chocolate with pralines, dark chocolate truffles, and white chocolate with raspberry ganache. Wine pairings will include Shiraz, Zinfandel, Port, and Muscat among others.
The event is $20 for museum members and Let*s GO Arts members and $25 for the general public.

Register here.

WEST HARTFORD'S HIDDEN HISTORY SERIES with the Presidents' College of the University of Hartford
Tuesday, April 21, 2-3:30: West Hartford's History
Tuesday, April 28, 2-3:30: Bungalows, Four-squares and Triple-deckers: West Hartford's 20th Century Residential Architecture
Tuesday, May 5, 2-3:30: The Scandalous Luna Park. 
Tuesday, May 12, 2-3:30: West Hartford's Goodwin Pottery.
Tuesday, May 19, 2-4:30: Bus Tour of West Hartford's Hidden History

Friday, April 24: Webster's War of the Words
Our biggest FUNdraiser of the year! More information.

Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m.
West Hartford History Series: Matt Warshauer: The Civil War in West Hartford

Wednesday, May 27: Annual Meeting, Exhibit Opening, and West Hartford History Lecture
Susan Regan Speaks About the Art of Sylvia Davis
5 p.m.: Annual Meeting
5:30 p.m.: Exhibit Opening
6 p.m.: Lecture

Some programs are subject to change. Please call ahead or make a reservation as required.


West Hartford Hauntings

West Hartford Hauntings is a theatrical lantern-lit tour of West Hartford's historic North Cemetery.

Tavern Night

Tavern Night is one of the museum's most popular adult programs!

Gingerbread Day

Kids and adults alike can create their own miniature masterpiece out of fresh-baked gingerbread, icing, and candy.

Conversations: A Community Forum

Twice a year, join us to discuss a timely topic.

West Hartford History Series

A monthly series of lectures and discussions about.. what else? West Hartford's exciting history!