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Exclusive Dinner with Christopher Prosperi

February 22, 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m., Metro Bis will host an exclusive wine pairing dinner at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main Street in West Hartford. The evening will feature five courses of food, each paired with a wine specifically picked to enhance the culinary experience. All proceeds from this dinner will benefit the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

Prepare your taste buds! Celebrated Chef Christopher Prosperi ­­­is mindfully crafting each course with ingredients Noah Webster would have used. Smoked salmon with beet salad and dill crème fraiche, rigatoni with roasted winter vegetables, coq au vin, and braised beef brisket with roasted pumpkin will be topped off with lemon posset with berry sauce.

Are you hungry yet?

Chef Christopher Prosperi is chef owner of Metro Bis restaurant in Simsbury, Connecticut, a Hartford Courant recipe columnist, an international cooking teacher from Mexico to Italy, a weekly chef on NBC 30, television host of "New England Cuisine" and weekly senior contributor on "The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze" on WNPR. The New York Times declares "…Prosperi is a technical master, an original American chef whose restaurant is worth traveling for" and the Zagat Survey has ranked Metro Bis in the top five in the state for American food.

Tickets are $100, and the price includes all food and drink during the evening.

Seating is extremely limited for this one-night-only event.
You must be 21 years or older to participate in the event.
A valid ID will be required.

Connecticut Statewide Spelling Bee

Saturday, March 10

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is pleased to announce that in 2018 it will co-present another state-wide spelling bee with the nation's oldest continuously published newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Hosted by the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford on Saturday, March 10, 2018, The Connecticut Spelling Bee will include students from all over the state.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Courant collaborated for the first time in 2017 to offer The Connecticut Spelling Bee. This state-wide spelling competition is the last step on the path to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Last year, students from 35 different schools competed. Participating students in grades 4 through 8 will have already won their school- or town-wide spelling bees. The overall winner of the state competition will represent Connecticut on the national stage in Washington, D.C.
This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis in the Hoffman Auditorium on the University of Saint Joseph campus (1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT).
The museum would like to thank the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their continued support. Additional thanks to the Hartford Courant and the University of Saint Joseph.

Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland

Friday, March 16, 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, March 17, 6:00 p.m.

Sláinte! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will offer its annual St. Patrick's Day Tavern Night on two nights in 2018: March 16 & 17.

A Taste of Ireland includes a traditional dinner, drinks, and live entertainment.

Guests will enjoy a delicious meal including our signature homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie, green beans, pickled beets, and Irish soda bread. At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to play historic tavern games such as Skittles, Captain's Mistress, and Shove Ha'penny in the lantern-lit circa 1748 birthplace of Noah Webster.

Tickets are $40 per person for the general public and $35 for museum members. The price includes dinner, one complimentary drink (beer or wine), live entertainment, and tavern games. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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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.