Public Programs & Event Calendar

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Annual Meeting, Exhibit Opening, and West Hartford History Series
Wednesday, May 27
5:30 p.m.: Museum Annual Meeting
6:15: Reception and refreshments
6:30 p.m.: West Hartford History Series: Susan Regan on the art of her mother, Sylvia Davis

Celebrate! West Hartford
Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

CT Open House Day– Free admission!
Saturday, June 13, noon-4 p.m.

West Hartford History Series: Dr. Jennifer Cote presents Women and Higher Education: A West Hartford History
Tuesday, June 23, 7 p.m.
West Hartford has always prided itself on its excellence in education. On June 23, Dr. Jennifer Cote will discuss the history of women and higher education in West Hartford.  In 1932, the Sisters of Mercy of Connecticut established the Hartford area's first liberal arts college for women in West Hartford. It wasn't until 1965 that the Town had its first female principal in a secondary school and 2009 that the Town hired a female Superintendent of Public Schools. Cote will tell the stories of local women and colleges, and the town that shaped them. Each lecture is free for museum members and $5 for the general public.

Cote received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. from Boston College. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Saint Joseph and director of the university's first-year seminar program.

Big Reading with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
Saturday, June 27, 1 to 4 p.m.

Bookworm Adventure Workshop Dates
June 23 & 25- Farm Theme
June 30 & July 02 -Bugs & Insect Theme
July 14 & 16 - Frog Theme
July 28 & 30- Curious George Theme
August 11 & 13 – Dinosaur Theme
August 18 & 20 –Pirates and Princesses Theme

Colonial Kid's Adventure Camp
Monday-Friday, July 6-10, July 20-24, & 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!

West Hartford History Series: Mary Donohue: Bungalows, Four-squares and Triple-deckers: West Hartford's 20th Century Residential Architecture
Tuesday, July 28, 7 p.m.

Ray Lamoreux Exhibit Opening
Thursday, August 13, 6 p.m.

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

Speak Up!
Saturday, September 12, 7 p.m.

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

Conversations: A Community Forum
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

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.