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Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Road
P.O. Box 1419
Washington, CT 06793
Stephen Bartkus, Curator
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Exhibits & ProgramsThe museum is currently closed as we work on the collection, pop-up exhibits, and our new permanent Washington history exhibit. Research can be conducted and artifact donations can be made by appointment. Please call 860-868-7756.
Museum's Recurring History Program Schedule for 2017
Our three popular recurring programs rotate monthly. All are welcome to attend and learn about the history of our town at these fun informal gatherings!
"Main Street, Marbledale, Conn."
Washington History Club in the MorningMeets the third Monday of the months of March, June, September, and December at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Senior Center to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your stories with the group or just listen to the fascinating conversation about our town's past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell!
Next Meeting: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Topic to come
Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Historical MuseumMeets the first Monday of the months of January, April, and October at 10:00 a.m. at the Washington Senior Center. Staff present a paper about the history of Washington from the museum's archive, related photos and artifacts from the museum are displayed and a discussion follows.
Next Meeting: Monday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Topic to come
Washington History Club at NightThe Washington History Club at Night is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and Meets the third Tuesday of the months of February, May, and November at 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your stories with the group or just come and listen to the fascinating conversation about our town's past. Bring your memories, photos and objects for show and tell!
Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. &3151; Topic to come
Save the Date: 10th Anniversary Washington Green Cemetery Tour
Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Groups of visitors will meet at the Museum and be led by Tour Guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Cemetery to meet some of Washington's unforgettable residents from the past. Unique, memorable and familiar citizens from the last century will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell stories of their life; some amusing, some sad, some tragic even horrific!
Cemetery Tour attendees should come to the Gunn Historical Museum and form a line to get numbered tickets for the tours, handed out on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 p.m. on Oct. 27, and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out. Tours of the Cemetery depart from the Gunn Museum in groups of eighteen people every eight minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Unfortunately tickets can not be reserved and specific times can't be requested. While there is no fee to attend the Cemetery Tour, donations are greatly appreciated.
A Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, Connecticut. Parking at the Gunn is limited, please carpool and use nearby lots and side streets.
The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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