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‘Taste of Ireland’ Tavern Night Will Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Noah Webster House is Sponsoring an evening of food, drink, and live music with an Irish theme.

Geoff Kaufman will entertain on Friday night. Submitted photo

Geoff Kaufman will entertain on Friday night. Submitted photo

Submitted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

This March, don’t miss Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland – a delicious celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!

The evening offers a hearty dinner with a side of Irish music and tavern games! The event will take place at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St., West Hartford, on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14 with sittings at 6 & 8 p.m.

Guests will sit down to a homemade meal of Guinness™ Beef Stew, Irish soda bread, and apple cake. Beer and wine will be available.

The featured entertainment on Friday evening is Geoff Kaufman. For the past twenty-eight years, Geoff has entertained and touched audiences near and far, and led them to find truth, humor, and beauty in folk music. He is known for his rich tenor voice and exuberant love of singing- and enticing audiences to sing along!

Tom Hooker Hanford will entertain on Saturday night. Submitted photo

Tom Hooker Hanford will entertain on Saturday night. Submitted photo

On Saturday, Tom Hooker Hanford will regale the audience with Irish selections. Tom is a visual artist, musician, children’s performer and teacher. He plays both the violin and guitar.

Tickets are $35 per person for the general public and $30 for museum members. The price includes dinner, one complimentary drink, live music, and tavern games. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

The evening ends with a variety of traditional tavern games. Guests are welcome to try Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, Shove Ha’penny, and several other eighteenth-century games.

A valid ID is required for alcoholic drinks. Vegetarian options must be requested at the time reservations are made. Reservations are available through the museum’s website at www.noahwebsterhouse.org, or by calling 860-521-5362 x10.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster, a national figure known not only for the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, but also for being a federalist, an abolitionist and a cofounder of Amherst College. The museum engages citizens by preserving and sharing history, promoting literacy and advocating greater cultural understanding. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit us at www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.


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