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

Tavern Night Fundraiser: Rizzuto's Hearth Cooked Dinner (Click for tickets)
Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m.

'History Drives Us' Bus Tour (Click for tickets)
Saturday, November 21, 1 p.m.
This 90 minute bus tour will spotlight 22 of West Hartford's hidden and forgotten historic spots. The tour will depart the museum (227 South Main St. West Hartford) at 1 p.m. Participants are asked to arrive by 12:45. Sites will include Goodwin Pottery, Charter Oak and Luna Parks, the Center and North Cemeteries, and the original AC Petersen farm. Registration is available now.\

Wine & Chocolate Tasting (Click for tickets)
Thursday, December 3, 7:00 p.m."Want a piece of chocolate with that wine? Of course you do! On Thursday, December 3 from 7-8:30 p.m., enjoy a wine and chocolate tasting at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4 (68 Farmington Avenue, Farmington) and Mary Anne Charron of Cocoa Chi will give a lesson on pairing the perfect bottle with the perfect box of chocolates. Guests will try six varieties of each over the course of the evening. These will include dark and milk chocolate tastings featuring chocolate with pralines, dark chocolate truffles, and white chocolate with raspberry ganache. Wine pairings will include Shiraz, Zinfandel, Port, and Muscat among others.

The event is $20 for museum members and Let*s GO Arts members and $25 for the general public. Groups of four or more get the member rate. Ages 21 and over are invited and valid identification is required. Click here for reservations (required).

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.


*Click the program title for more information.

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.