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Exhibit Opening & "10 Documents" Lecture

January 31, 6:00 p.m.

On January 31, 2018, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will open an exhibit featuring West Hartford history accompanied by a lecture by the Town Historian. West Hartford A to Z is a bold, colorful, interactive, and whimsical exhibit showcasing over three hundred years of life in town.

Visitors to the museum can explore the alphabet soup of West Hartford's dynamic past, colorful personalities, and pivotal events. The exhibit features stylized artwork by painter and West Hartford native Pamela R. Levy. Levy's artwork vibrantly brings each letter of the alphabet to life. Guests explore the visual record of the town's triumphs and losses through the hundreds of images included in the exhibit. This exhibit has been redesigned from an earlier version done in 2011 to include updated information and photographs.

The new design allows for the exhibit to easily travel to other locations. According to Curator Sheila Daley, "our goal is to have the exhibit at the museum several months each year and then display it at other locations around the community. In this way we can go beyond the walls of the museum…engaging residents and inspiring them with the community's heritage and culture."

The exhibit opening will include a talk by Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson called "10 Documents that Define West Hartford History." In what has become an annual tradition, Dr. Wilson chooses ten historical documents that tell the history of West Hartford. In her third iteration of this task, she is digging deeper into history to find documents that help us understand our town today.

This event is free and open to the public (donations gratefully accepted). Although not required, we recommend registering for the event at noahwebster.yapsody.com. Admission to see the West Hartford A to Z exhibit will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31. Dr. Wilson's lecture will begin at 7 p.m. The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located at 227 South Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107.

The West Hartford A to Z exhibit was made possible through the support of Connecticut Humanities. The museum would also like to thank the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Greater Hartford Arts Council for their ongoing support.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra: Instrument Petting Zoo

February 3rd, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

This immersive presentation for families brings music into the community's backyard.
Enjoy performances by our HSO chamber music ensembles, and make some noise at our Instrument Petting Zoo!

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.

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.