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:                                                             

Washington History Club at Night

Tuesday, June 5th @ 6:30 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library. 

Topic: Washington Volunteer Fire Department and Carnival.  This will be our last meeting. We will resume meetings in November 2018. We will discuss the Washington Volunteer Fire Department, which was founded in 1926 and has been protecting the community for over 90 years, and their annual summer Carnival which started in 1937 and provided entertainment to generations of Washington’s residents. Bring your favorite stories and memories to share!

*this event was rescheduled from May 15th due to severe weather*

History Bites

Thursday, May 24th @ 12 pm 

Topic: Music Education in American Private Schools. Will be held in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. Looking at documents since the founding of The Gunnery, Emma Wang, a 2017-2018 Gunn Scholar, has drawn connections between the school music programs and the broader history of music education. With a focus on the town of Washington, Connecticut and local institutions, her presentation will illustrate the changes and developments of musical instruction. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided by the museum. Reservations are requested, but not required.

Parking is limited. Please carpool. 


Readings from the Archives

Monday, June 18th @ 10 am 

Join us at the Washington Senior Center for a reading of the paper, ‘A Walk Through New Preston in the 1960s’, written by W. Douglas McHan, Jr. Doug brings readers on a tour of the village of New Preston, a place that he says “had everything a boy could ever want”, and he shares stories of the people and places from his childhood growing up there. Join us for this nostalgic look back at New Preston’s past! The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot, CT. Call the museum at 860-868-7756 for more information.

*Note: this program was rescheduled from April due to the snow storm