Museum Events

The museum hosts recurring programs, fundraisers, as well as special one time events. For information about our upcoming programs check out the Gunn’s event calendar.

Upcoming Events:                                                             

New Year’s Tea

Saturday, January 5, 2019 11 am – 1 pm 

Snow date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4-6 pm

Socialize with friends and ring in the new year with an old-fashioned New Year’s Tea Party and Cookie Contest. Visitors will gather under the historic 1914 gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray in a festively decorated Wykeham Room. We will have Washington photo albums out for guests to browse. Bring a tea cup and we will provide tea sandwiches. Registration is requested. Please email your name(s) to info@gunnhistoricalmuseum. org or call the Library at 860-868-7586


One of the highlights of the festivities is the return of the cookie contest. The contest will give bakers an opportunity to have their culinary creations judged by professionals. Cookies should be homemade and baked by the contestant. Those interested in participating should pre-register by calling the library, signing up at the front desk, or submitting the form below. Entrants should bake 3 dozen cookies and arrive at the library at least half an hour before the event (10:30 am). Plates are to be submitted with the entry form below. Cookies will be judged in the following categories: most creative, best tasting, most festive, most original, baked by children under 16, and best overall.

Entry Form & Instructions