Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gunn Historical Museum Reopens with Reception

What better than an invitation to a historic open house of a Connecticut gem in late February.  The public is invited to an open house at the Gunn Historical Museum on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 2-4pm, to view and participate in a new community-sourcing display in the Georgianna Middlebrook Room. They will even be serving George Washington’s famous “I Cannot Tell a Lie” Cherry Pie!

After having been closed to the public for over a year, the Gunn Historical Museum will now be open three days each week: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11am-2pm. Museum volunteers have been busy working behind the scenes inventorying the collection and conducting research in preparation for the upcoming permanent Washington history exhibit, and some of their discoveries will be on display. The open house is also an opportunity to meet and welcome Lisa Breese, the Museum’s new Operations Manager.

In the new one room display, created by the Gunn Museum’s Exhibition Committee, the community is invited to participate in the planning process of the upcoming permanent Washington history exhibit, while enjoying a retrospective display of past exhibits. We would like to collect your stories, objects, and photographs of the people, places, and events that gave rise to the unique town we know today. We’d like you to share the history of your family in Washington and your favorite Washington memories, and let us know what topics you think should be included in a permanent exhibit about the history of Washington, Connecticut.

The snow date for the open house is Sunday, February 26. The display in the Georgianna Middlebrook Room will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11am to 2pm. Additionally, research can be conducted in the Museum by appointment. The Gunn Historical Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, CT. For additional information view www.gunnmuseum.orgor call 860-868-7756.

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