Gunn Historical Museum, Washington

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The Gunn Historical Museum presents an ever-changing view of local history in one of the most beautiful locations in Connecticut. The museum is housed in a 1781 residence overlooking the historic Washington Green in Litchfield County and we feature several changing exhibitions each year in our galleries.

Our beginnings date back to 1899 when the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution opened the Judea Historical Room in the Canfield House on the Green. When the Gunn Memorial Library was built in 1908 the collection was moved across the street into a basement room of the library and Mrs. Orville Platt became our first curator. In 1966 June S. Willis bequeathed her house to the library and the museum moved next door.

Our extensive collection features fine and decorative arts, costumes, artifacts, documents and photographs related to the town of Washington, Connecticut and the villages of Marbledale, New Preston, Woodville, Washington Depot and Washington Green. Come step into the world that was and see it through the images, artifacts and stories of the many people -- great and ordinary -- who have made and make our town a memorable place.
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  • Highly recommend. Very interesting and quaint. Quite small but extremely charming. Always worth a visit.  more »
  • Every exhibit opened at the Gunn Museum is worth viewing. With an emphasis on local traditions and history, the programs also cover the small town's relationship to the larger world.  more »

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