Upcoming Programs

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

Below you will find details about the Gunn Museum’s special, one-time programs. For information about upcoming events at both the Gunn Museum and Gunn Library, check out the Gunn’s event calendar.

For assistance with Zoom, we recommend you watch these tutorials here. The Gunn Memorial Library also has a page that lists helpful links. If you have any further questions about our virtual offerings, please contact us at info@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org or 860-868-7756. Library staff is also available in person and over the phone at 860-868-7586 for help.

Tories, Spies, and Traitors: Divided Loyalty in Revolutionary Connecticut

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:30pm
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Please join us on Zoom with Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society, who will present on Connecticut during the American Revolution. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for this free virtual program.

Which side are you on? That’s the question that every person in Connecticut, including here in Washington, had to answer in 1775 as the thirteen colonies began a rebellion against British rule. Loyalty was not only a matter of words or opinion. For soldiers and civilians alike, loyalty could mean loss of fortune, friends, and even of life. This presentation reveals stories – some well-known, some obscure – of Nutmeggers, including one from Washington, CT, who risked and sacrificed to support their chosen side during this “tumultuous jarring time of civil war.”

Revolutionary War Graphic of a captured Tory. From the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society.

Natalie is the Adult Programs Manager at the Connecticut Historical Society. She holds a B.A. in history from Smith College and an M.A. in women’s history from the University of Maryland. She has worked in museum education for most of her career, and also teaches history courses at Manchester Community College and other area colleges.

Natalie Belanger

Sharp Eyes: Rambling Around with William Hamilton Gibson – Washington, Connecticut’s Leading Naturalist, Artist and Author of Late Nineteenth Century America

Painting by William Hamilton Gibson, from the collection of the Gunn Museum

Due to a family emergency, the lecturer will not be able to present in July. The program will be rescheduled at a future date.