Recurring Programs

All in-person programs have been postponed until further notice and will resume as soon as possible. 

The museum’s recurring programs include the Washington History Club, Readings from the Archives, the Washington Cemetery Tour, New Years Tea, and History Bites.

Washington History Club

Next Virtual Meeting: TBA

Topic: TBA

Readings from the Archives

Next Virtual Meeting: TBA

Next Topic: TBA

History Bites

Each spring ten heritage sites throughout Northwestern Connecticut present History Bites, a series of weekly lunchtime programs designed to bring topics of local history to the attention of the regional community. The lunchtime series is hosted on Thursdays between April and June from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided by the hosting organization. Lectures are free and open to the public. History Bites is sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Next Meeting: Canceled

Cemetery Tour

To maintain everyone’s safety during the pandemic, there was no in-person tour in 2020. Instead, a pre-recorded virtual cemetery tour was released online the evening of Friday, October 30, 2020. Visit our YouTube channel to watch the video. For the 13th Annual Cemetery Tour, we reflected on events from 100 years ago, including prohibition, women’s suffrage, and the flu of 1918 in Washington, CT. Citizens from a century ago were brought to life by costumed actors who told their stories: some amusing and others tragic. Find a nice spot to settle in and enjoy the tour from the comfort of your home!

For more information and behind-the-scenes photos from filming, click here:
13th Annual Washington Cemetery Tour 10.30.2020

New Year’s Tea

Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned tea hosted by the Gunn Historical Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to socialize with friends in the museum and view the exhibit Washington, Connecticut – An American Story. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup and we’ll provide the rest.

2021 New Year’s Tea canceled