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Walking West Hartford's History: Park Road, Elmwood, and Arnoldale & Beverly Road
Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. (Now June 11)
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.

Poetry Read-In
Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.
Featuring Patricia Hale, Tony Fusco, and Sherri Bedingfield.

Annual Meeting and Exhibit Opening
Wednesday, May 25, 5:30 p.m.
Mayor Scott Slifka will kick off the opening of the new exhibit, West Hartford Business: Images of Suburban Development.

Wine Tasting Classes
Wednesdays, June 1 & 8
Can you tell the difference between a domestic wine and one from abroad? What’s the difference between a California vintage and one from France or Italy? Participants will taste different types of wines to learn terminology and perfect their palate. Five wines will be tasted each week from California and comparable international brands. The two classes will be hosted and sponsored by Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4 The fee is $20 for a single class or $30 for two. Registration is required.

Visit us at Celebrate West Hartford
Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5

CT Open House Day: Free admission
Saturday, June 11, 1-4 p.m.

'History Drives Us' Bus Tour
Saturday, June 18 from 1-2:30 p.m.
A special bus tour of West Hartford’s “hidden” history will focus on the town history north of Farmington Avenue.

West Hartford Farms
Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m.
Executive Director Jennifer DiCola Matos will discusse several of the most influential farms from West Hartford's agricultural past.

Eric Lehman's Homegrown Terror
Tuesday, July 26

Beatrice Fox Auerbach and Eleanor Roosevelt
Tuesday, August 16. Takes place at Connecticut Historical Society.

Jewish Hartford
Tuesday, November 29, 7 p.m.


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

Special thanks to the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their ongoing support.

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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.