Among the Aetna First Thursdays events to be held in Hartford on Thursday, March 2, will be a noontime talk on the developments planned for the Old State House. Given at the downtown landmark by Old State House Executive Director David M. Kahn, it will include a multi-media exhibit, "History Is All Around Us." It's free. Bring your own bag lunch. For more information, call 522-6766.
Another First Thursday event planned for 5:30 to 7 p.m. that day is an exhibit photographs taken throughout the Hartford area over the past 30 years by Glastonbury photographer Robert Thiesfield. They include images of the state Capitol, the Ancient Burying Ground, and Hartford City Hall. Meet the artist during a wine and cheese reception in the Aetna Gallery at the Butler-McCook House and Gardern at 396 Main Street. For more information, call 522-1806. The Butler-McCook House is operated as a museum by the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society.