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.

Click here to register for any of the following programs or call the Museum at 860-868-7756.

Upcoming Events:                                                      

Heritage Walk – Museum Tour

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Registration required.

Tour #1:  1-2pm, 15 per tour
Tour #2:  3-4 pm, 15 per tour

At Gunn Historical Museum

This tour is being offered in collaboration with the Housatonic Heritage Area. Stephen Bartkus, Curator, will lead a tour of the new long-term exhibit “Washington, CT – An American Story”.

Volunteer Meeting – Washington Green Cemetery Tour

Friday, September 20, 2019, 6 – 7 pm

At Gunn Memorial Library, Wykeham Room

Attend our Washington Green Cemetery Tour Volunteer Meeting! All positions are available; actors, tour guides, photographer, make-up artist, set-up, clean-up, and refreshment servers. We need you on the team to make this popular cemetery tour amazing. You will learn about aspects of Washington’s history while having fun. Students: as a volunteer, you can earn 10-15 community service hours (must be in grade 8 or older). For more information and to sign up please contact info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org or 860-868-7756.

12th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour

Friday, October 25, 6:30-8:30 pm

Tours start at Gunn Historical Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT. Parking is limited and carpooling encouraged.

Rain Date: Sunday, October 27, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Take a candlelit tour through the Washington Green Cemetery and meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past! Groups of visitors will be led by tour guides dressed in vintage attire along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the Washington Green Cemetery. Citizens from long ago will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell their true stories; some amusing, some sad and some tragic.

Attendees will get numbered tickets for the tours at the Gunn Museum, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019, continuing through the evening until tickets run out. Tickets can’t be reserved in advance. Tours depart every ten minutes between 6:30-8:30 pm and last approximately one hour. Refreshments, face painting for kids, and a Halloween themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room, Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart.

Tour guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. The cemetery is dark and the ground is not level so the tour is not recommended for people who are unstable on their feet.  While there is no fee for this event, donations are greatly appreciated.  Gunn Historical Museum and Gunn Memorial Library are both located at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington, Connecticut.