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Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Road
P.O. Box 1273
Washington, CT 06793
Telephone: 860-868-7756
     Museum Hours:
Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Stephen Bartkus, Curator gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
Amy Fallas-Kerr, Curatorial Assistant

  • All of our programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
  • There is no admission charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
  • We would be happy to help with your research, but our other commitments
        require that you make an appointment at least three weeks in advance.

  • Exhibits & Programs


    Call for Entries: Nell Dorr

    The Gunn Museum is seeking artifacts related to noted Washington photographer Nell Dorr (1893-1988) to borrow for an upcoming exhibit, including photographs by Dorr, as well as books, art, letters, pictures, clothing, and other objects related to her. The museum is also interested in hearing from people who knew Nell Dorr and have memories to share. Contact the museum by January 31, 2015 if you’d like to participate: 860-868-7756 or gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net.

    Over There: Washington and The Great War is now closed.

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    Washington History Club at Night: Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

    The Washington History Club will have a special evening meeting in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. Everyone interested in the history of Washington, and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville, is invited to attend and share their memories. Bring your Washington pictures and objects for show and tell. Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 for more information.

    Ordinarily, the Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories.


    Museum Programs at the Washington Senior Center

    Readings from the Archives

    Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

    Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas
    On Monday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Senior Center, we'll continue the story of Samuel and Gideon Pond of Washington, missionaries to the Dakotas in the 1830s. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.

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