Public Programs & Event Calendar

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*Bookworm Adventure Workshop Dates
August 11 & 13 – Dinosaur Theme
August 18 & 20 –Pirates and Princesses Theme

*Colonial Kid's Adventure Camp
August 3-7
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boys and girls age 8-12 explore life in the 1700s by spending a week as a colonial child!

Ray Lamoureux Photography Exhibit Opening
Thursday, August 13, 6 p.m.

*Doll and Me Tea
Saturday, August 15, 1-3 p.m.
Kids ages 6-11 can bring their favorite doll for tea, crafts, and games!

*West Hartford History Series: Ryan Hanrahan: The Flood of 1955
Wednesday, August 19, 7 p.m.

SweetFrog Fundraiser Night
Monday, August 24, 6-9 p.m.
Before the kids head back to school, take a break at SweetFrog! 10% of your purchase will help support the museum. PLUS we'll be handing out free Clifford books (supplies are limited). See you there!

Auditions: West Hartford Hauntings
Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 & 3, 4-7 p.m.
Call 860-521-5362 x21 to schedule your audition for our theatrical cemetery tour. Ages 12 and up.

Fashion & Flowers
Wednesday, September 3, 2-4 p.m.
Hosted with the West Hartford Garden Club, all funds raised will help support a new outdoor patio space at the museum.
Six rarely seen dresses from the museum’s collection from the 1840s to the 1920s will be on display. Each will inspire a floral arrangement that complements the elegant table settings. Refreshments will include savory and sweet morsels and tea both hot and cold. After tea, Tracy Weed will give a brief presentation on Fashion from Victorians to Flappers.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased here.

Speak Up!
Saturday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Storytellers Anne Mcgrath, Karen Kasius, Leland Brandt, and Matthew Dicks will be featured at a Speak Up storytelling salon.
Speak Up’s salon show is a more intimate and interactive night of storytelling. The four storytellers will tell 8-10 minute stories on theme of High Anxiety. Matthew Dicks, the co-founder and Creative Director of Speak Up said, “It’s a night of storytelling where the audience is given a voice and even some say in what stories are told.  This is high stakes storytelling without a net. You never know what will happen!”
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now and are $12 for museum members and $15 for the general public. Beer, wine, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Space is limited.

Tavern Night
Thursday, September 17

Curious George Day
Saturday, September 19, 1-4 p.m.

Conversations: A Community Forum: Teen Mental Health and Wellness
September 24, 7 p.m.

West Hartford History Series: Dictionary Exhibit opening
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.

*West Hartford Hauntings
October 23, 24, 25, 30, 6– 8:45 p.m.

*Gingerbread Weekend:
Friday & Saturday, December 11, 12
Friday 6 p.m. parents and teens (drop off your teen(s) or stick around in the parents-only zone)
8 p.m. BYOB
Saturday: Family Fun

West Hartford History Series: Dave Corrigan: Goodwin Pottery
Tuesday, December 15, 7 p.m.

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

West Hartford History Series

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

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!

Kids' Events

Special events just for kids!

Conversations: A Community Forum

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

Gingerbread Day

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