Past Virtual Programs

All program recordings can be found on the Gunn Museum’s YouTube channel. For program descriptions and information about guest speakers, click the PDF links below.

One-Time Programs
Frederick Gunn: An American Original 9.13.2021
Gunn Museum Presents the Weaver, Ellen Goldman At the Spring Hill Arts Gathering 8. 8. 2021
Tories, Spies, And  Traitors: Divided Loyalty In Revolutionary Connecticut 6.14.2021
Ellen Shipman and The American Garden 5.17.2021
How Baseball Happened 4.19.2021
Rossiter’s Riverside Retreat 3.15.2021
The Early Days of the WAA 2.22.2021
Presidents, Their Books and Their Readers 1.11.2021
The Spirit of Christmas Past 12.7.2020
Harry Siddons Mowbray and the American Renaissance 11.2.2020
The Story of a River 7.20.2020 and 8.3.2020
Recurring Programs

The Museum hosted several virtual Readings from the Archives on Zoom, whose recordings can be found below. Staff read a research paper about a Washington topic from the Museum’s archive and shared related photos, followed by a brief discussion with the audience.

Apr 20, 2020 – “A History of Calhoun Street” by Mrs. Helen Fenn Whitehead in 1938. Access the Zoom recording here

May 4, 2020 – “The Sister Susie Society” by Dorothy Abbot Loomis in 1930. Access the Zoom recording here

May 18, 2020 – “Reminiscences of Dr. Remus Fowler, his Family, and House” by Edith Heath Rossiter in 1912. Access the Zoom recording here 

June 1, 2020 – “The Story of the Wesley House” by Fanny Palmer in 1911. Access the Zoom recording here 

June 15, 2020 – “A Sketch of the Judea Female Seminary” by Amy Kenyon in 1911. Access the Zoom recording here

September 21, 2020 – “Old Time Industries in Washington” by Edith Heath Rossiter in 1915. Access the Zoom recording here

December 21, 2020 – “A Paper of Memories of, or near Washington Green 1872-75 by Clarence Nettleton and “Reminiscences of Life in Washington by Rev. Henry Calhoun in 1892. Access the Zoom recording here

January 25, 2021 – “The Three Leavitt Houses and The Leavitt Store” by Mary (Mitchell) Turner in 1920. Access the Zoom recording here

The Washington History Club is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum where participants informally discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville.

November 17, 2020 – “Washington Responds to Crisis”. Access the Zoom recording here

February 9, 2021 – “Washington Winters Past and Present”. Access the Zoom recording here