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Gingerbread Day

Saturday, December 3, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.

Construct a homemade creation at the 11th Annual Gingerbread Day on December 9, 2017. The gingerbread is baked here at the museum and we are pleased to celebrate 11 years of building houses together! - Kids and adults alike have the opportunity to take part in an American tradition – building and decorating a gingerbread house. Gingerbread recipes appear in the oldest cookbooks. Ingredients like molasses, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and cloves give gingerbread its distinctive taste. During the colonial era, many of these ingredients were hard to come by, so gingerbread was a special treat! - There are three sessions available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. A maximum of two people may work on each house. Kits cost $15 for members and $18 for non-members.


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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.