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

*Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 17, 6-10 p.m.
16 breweries take on the challenge of creating a real ale from Noah Webster's garden and hops!
Tickets are limited; advanced purchase recommended and available here.

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

*Poetry Read-in
Wednesday, November 4, 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30
Join us for open-mic poetry after readings by Charlie Chase and David Epstein.

*Spirits in the House: Return of the ‘60s
For our 50th anniversary, we’re bringing back the 60s! Grab your best 60s garb, get your ticket, and have the best time since Woodstock!

Rocky Shores: Book Signing and Event with Nan Arnstein
Sunday, November 15, 2-4 p.m.
Free event!
In Nan Arnstein's book Rocky Shores, foster-child Charles learns that music can be life changing. Come by the museum for snacks, crafts, a book signing, and a chat with the author.
The warmhearted story of Rocky Shores as seen from the eyes and heart of Charles Farmer relates to every single one of us who have, want or need a family to love. It is a touching story of courage where love grows beyond a family tree. 

*Historic Preservation Panel/Lecture
Wednesday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Class
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 p.m.

Maria Sassi Book Signing & Launch Party
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 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 for Adults
Saturday: Family Fun

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

School Vacation Workshops
Monday, December 28 – Thursday, December 31, 9 a.m. – noon; 1-4 p.m.


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

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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.