Public Programs & Event Calendar

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society offers public programs and events year-round for both children and adults. From exhibit openings to Tavern Nights and kids programs, there is something for everyone. Check back often for updates as some programs may change. Reservations are required for some events. Please call 860.521.5362 x21 for information or reservations unless otherwise noted.

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Coming Events*Reservations required.

West Hartford History Series: Dr. Tracey Wilson
Tuesday, February 10, 7 p.m. (Rescheduled)
Town Historian Wilson will give an overview of West Hartford's colorful history through 10 documents that made a big difference in town. Free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Workshop
Thursday, February 12 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Sit down, kick back, and enjoy a delicious glass of wine with a side of chocolate!. Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4 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.
The event is $30 for museum members and Let*s GO Arts members and $35 for the general public. Click here reservations (required).

Saturday, February 21: Tavern Take-Over
A favorite local restaurant will take over the Noah Webster House kitchen and serve their take on Early American cooking.

R.J. Luke Williams: West Hartford's North Main and Notable Residents
Tuesday, February 24, 7 p.m.
Hear the stories of the homes of North Main St. and people like George Dudley Seymour, Nelson Burr, and others who made a big impact on our little Town. Free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

Fabulous February Break Workshops: Register here!
Monday, February 16, 9 am to noon: Snowflake Sachets

Tuck invigorating herbs inside a snowflake-topped sachet that you create and design.
Enjoy a frosty snow cone as well
Monday, February 16, 1 pm to 4 pm: Hearth Cooking
Colonial kids couldn't just grab a snack from the fridge!
Young cooks will use colonial period recipes and cook over an open hearth the old-fashioned way!
Tuesday, February 17, 9 am to noon: Crochet, Knit, or Embroider
Learn basic crochet, knitting or embroidery stitches for beginners. All materials are provided.
Tuesday, February 17, 1 pm to 4 pm: Weaving
Weave a place mat or trivet using yarn, rope, and a safety pin!

Friday & Saturday, March 13 & 14: St. Patrick's Day Feast
A meal of Guinness beef stew, Irish soda bread, and pickled beets is followed by a delicious 
apple cake. The featured musician on Friday will be Geoff Kauffman and Saturday night will feature Tom Hanford.

Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.: Conversations: A Community Forum
Join us for a discussion on the mascots and logos using Native American words and imagery. This national debate recently hit home with both Hall and Conard High Schools making a decision to change their team logos. Others have encouraged the schools to go further and rename their teams. A panel of experts, including Liz Devine (Hall High School Social Studies), Dr. Tracey Wilson (Conard High School Social Studies), and Laurie Lamarre ( Executive Director of the American Indian Institute) will each present their argument, then join a panel discussion. Free to museum members, $5 for non-members.

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


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!

Gingerbread Day

Kids and adults alike can create their own miniature masterpiece out of fresh-baked gingerbread, icing, and candy.

Conversations: A Community Forum

Twice a year, join us to discuss a timely topic.

West Hartford History Series

A monthly series of lectures and discussions about.. what else? West Hartford's exciting history!