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
Ehrick Rossiter, Architect for a Golden Age in Washington and the Nation
William Hamilton Gibson: 19th Century Renaissance Man for the 21st Century 9.20.2022
How the Lake Waramaug Task Force Brought the Lake Back from the Brink 5.16.2022
Lake Waramaug and the Generations of People Who Made It Their Own 4.16.2022
History of the Shepaug Railroad 3.21.2022
Washington, An Agrarian Community: Past, Present, & Future 2.21.2022
Raising the Curtain, The History of Theater in Washington 12.13.2021
Reflections on the Marble Corridor of Western New England 11.15.2021
Frederick Gunn: An American Original 9.13.2021
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 Part One and Part Two
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.

May 4, 2020 – “The Sister Susie Society” by Dorothy Abbot Loomis in 1930.

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

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

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

September 21, 2020 – “Old Time Industries in Washington” by Edith Heath Rossiter in 1915.

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.

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

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”.

February 9, 2021 – “Washington Winters Past and Present”.

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

November 23, 2021 – “Washington Dances, Proms, and Other Celebrations”.

January 25, 2021 – “Notable Citizens of Washington, Then and Now”.

May 10, 2022 – “Merchants of Washington, Past & Present”.

June 13, 2022 – “Washington Gardens and Gardeners, Past & Present”. (No Recording Available)