Recurring Programs

Exhibit Tours

The Museum offers free guided tours every Saturday at 1:00pm. Private tours and large group tour can be coordinated upon request. For scheduling or more information please email or

History Book Club

The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum are excited to introduce a new monthly book club – History Book Club. History Book Club will meet the second Monday of the month at 1:00pm in the Wykeham Room at the Gunn Memorial Library. Participants will read nonfiction books on American history and meet to discuss. Museum Curator Amy Campanaro will facilitate the discussion and place historical topics in local context when appropriate.

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 1:00pm. For more information email

Washington History Club

The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum’s Washington History Club meets in the morning at the Washington Senior Center and in the evening at the Gunn Library throughout the year to discuss the history of Washington, including the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville, Washington Depot and Washington Green. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the free meetings and share their memories in the group discussion.

Annual Cemetery Tour

The Washington Cemetery Tour is an annual “living history” event held each October by the Museum with the support of local theater luminaries, Doug and Martha Winkel of The Dramalites, showcasing the rich history of Washington using costumed actors to portray residents from the past. Costumed tour guides with lanterns will lead groups of visitors along a magical path of 1,000 luminarias, spanning a quarter-mile from the Gunn Museum through the shadowy Washington Green Cemetery, where the town’s departed citizens will be stationed at their graves to tell their true tales.

Previous cemetery tours can be viewed on our YouTube Channel.