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:                                                  

Washington History Club in the Morning

Monday, December 16, 10am at Washington Senior Center

Topic: Lost Washington – Places that Once Were

Join us for a lively conversation about places that once were in Washington. What buildings and businesses do you miss? Bring your favorite stories and memories to share!

12th Annual New Year’s Tea Party


Join us in celebrating 2020 with an old-fashioned New Year’s Tea Party!

January 4, 2020, 11am-1pm at Gunn Historical Museum

Snow date: Sunday, January 5, 2020 11am-1pm

Guests will have the opportunity to view the new exhibit, Washington, Connecticut – An American Story and socialize with friends. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite tea cup, and we’ll provide the tea. The immersive exhibit highlights major turning points spanning 10,000 years of history, giving visitors a unique perspective of the town we know and love today. The party is free and open to the public, but registration is requested as space is limited. REGISTRATION IS FILLED. PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR IN 2021.

Readings from the Archives

Monday, January 6, 10am at Washington Senior Center

Topic: A reading of the paper, The History of East Street, written by Mrs. Arthur Hollister in 1914 

This is an interesting account of the residents of East Street in Washington; a story of their homes, businesses, and activities during the 18th and 19th centuries. Come hear about the East Street Schoolhouse including its large whip and the ruler that was used for smaller offenses; interesting characters like, Sam Ingen, an old Native American who lived in the hat shop where he made and sold baskets, Mr. Hazen, the first man to subscribe to a newspaper in town; entrepreneurs like, Miss Fannie Smith and her millinery business, Jonathan Farrand’s Store and Dr. Stoddard’s medical office, and more!