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.
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
September 20, 2021 – “Washington Inns, Hotels, and Taverns”. Access the Facebook live recording here