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(HARTFORD, CT) — Saddle your horses for an evening ride to grab a pint at Connecticut’s Old State House at 800 Main Street in Hartford for “A Night at the Public House: The Regulars Are Coming Out” on Friday, April 20, 2023 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hear historian Matthew Reardon of the New England Civil War Museum tell the story of Connecticut’s response to the Lexington Alarm on April 19, 1775 indicating the start of the Revolutionary War.

Come network with friends and travel back in time with help from Sea Tea Improv. Thomas Hooker Brewery will be onsite with a cash bar, turning the museum into an old-fashioned public house with pub-style hors d’oeuvres.

This event is free and open to the public. Validated parking for $5 available at State House Square Parking Garage. Metered parking in Hartford free after 6:00 p.m. To register, click here:


Located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House served as one of Connecticut’s state capitols from 1796 to 1878 and Hartford City Hall from 1878-1915. Beautifully restored and preserved, this museum and civic space was declared one of the first National Historic Landmarks in 1960 and now operates under a public/private partnership between the Connecticut General Assembly and The Connecticut Democracy Center.

Contact: Barbara Glassman Dell, Marketing Manager