Museum Support

There are many ways you can support the Gunn Historical Museum: become a member, donate, volunteer, attend a fundraiser, or shop our books!


As a member you will have a direct impact on the future of the Museum, which has been steadfastly collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Washington, Connecticut. Our annual membership runs from July to June.

Membership benefits include:

  • Semi-annual newsletter,  The Washington Chronicles, mailed to your home
  • Annual calendar ($100 level and above)
  • Tickets to 1st group on Cemetery Tour (first come, first serve until filled)

Please consider becoming a member by signing up for a membership at one of the following annual levels:

Mary Harwood: $25
William “Bill” Bader: $50
June Barnes Willis: $100
Ella Williams: $250
Jeannie Platt: $500
Maj. William Cogswell: $1,000

You can click here to join now or send a check made out to “Gunn Historical Museum” and mail to:

Gunn Historical Museum
P.O. Box 1273
Washington, CT 06793

Volunteer Opportunities

The Museum is always looking for committed volunteers to help preserve the history of Washington for the future. Whether you want to learn more about the town, love working with antiques, or are interested in meeting new people, the Museum has a place for you! Opportunities include research, cataloging collection materials, data entry, as well as leading guided tours.

Please contact us at 860-868-7756 or email