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.

 

10th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm

 

Where: Meet at the Gunn Historical Museum

Cost: Admission is free. Donations are welcome.

Take a candlelit tour through the Washington Green Cemetery and meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past! A community favorite – hundreds attend each year.

For our 10th anniversary we are bringing back some of our favorite characters from the past decade. 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 centuries long ago will be brought to life by costumed actors who will tell their stories; some amusing, some sad and some tragic.

Attendees will get numbered tickets for the tours, on a first-come first-serve basis, starting at 6:15 pm on Friday, October 27, and continuing through the evening until the tickets run out.

Tours of the cemetery depart from the Museum people every eight minutes between 6:30-8:30pm and last approximately one hour. Refreshments, face painting for kids, and 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, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carpool since parking is limited. The rain date for the Cemetery Tour is Sunday, Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

 

Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night    

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 6:30pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library

Topic:  The Dramalites

Meets the third Tuesday of the months of November, February and May 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 listen to the fascinating conversation about our town’s past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell! Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT 06793. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.

Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club in the Morning 

Monday, December 18, 2017, 10am at the Washington Senior Center 

Topic: TBA            

The Washington History Club in the Morning is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and meets the third Monday of the months of September, December, March and June at 10:00am at the Washington Senior Center to discuss the history of Washington,Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your memories and stories with the group or just come and listen to the fascinating conversation about our town’s past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell! Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.                                                                                     

Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum 

Monday, January 8, 2018  10am at the Washington Senior Center

Topic: TBA

Readings from the Archives meets the first Monday of the months of October, January and April at 10:00 am 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. Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT 06794. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnmuseum.org for more information.