Gunn Historical Museum Receives Michael Kammen Award 2016
The Gunn Historical Museum received the Michael Kammen Award, a prestigious national award with a $5,000 prize, and a Leadership in History Award for our 2014 exhibit “Over There: Washington and the Great War” at the Annual Conference of the the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) in Detroit, Michigan on September 16, 2016.
The museum was presented with the AASLH Leadership in History Award, the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history.
Gunn Museum Honored with Important State Award for WWI Exhibit 2014
The Gunn Museum was presented the prestigious Bruce Fraser Award for its 2014 exhibit, “Over There: Washington and the Great War,” by the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH) at their annual conference. Peter Hinks, ASCH Award Committee Chair, praised the Gunn Museum for “their outstanding public history exhibition which recounted with depth and drama the significant place Washington, a little town in Connecticut, occupied in the world’s Great War; and was created with a minimal budget and remarkably resourceful curating and community collaboration.”
Gunn Museum Presented with Award of Merit for WWI Exhibit 2014
The Gunn Memorial Museum was presented with an Award of Merit by the Order of the First World War for its commemoration of the centennial of World War One in 2014. The Gunn Museum’s exhibit, Over There: Washington and the Great War.
Gunn Museum Recognized with Two Awards for Swedish Immigrant Exhibit 2013
The Gunn Memorial Museum was recently recognized for their exhibit and program series, Coming to America: Washington’s Swedish Immigrants. This innovative work was created 2013 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Swedish Salem Covenant Church in Washington Depot and garnered two awards: an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations; and a Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History.
Gunn Museum Wins Three Prestigious Awards for 2011 Civil War Exhibit
The Gunn Memorial Museum was recognized for its commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011. The public exhibit, Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington’s Civil War Soldiers, was created by Museum staff and volunteers and incorporated a scholar lecture series as well as a social studies project with the 8th grade students of Shepaug Valley Middle School. This innovative work garnered three awards:
- Award for Excellence in Public History from The Society of Civil War Historians with a $5,000 prize from the Blue and Gray Education Society
- Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations
- Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History