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Welcome to the Gunn Historical Museum's Online Catalog! Our extensive collection features fine and decorative arts, costumes, artifacts, documents and photographs related to the town of Washington, Connecticut and we are excited to be able to share it with you here.

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 exhibitions each year in our galleries. 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.

Gunn Historical Museum

This online database is a work in progress and will be updated regularly. To make inquiries:

Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Road
P.O.Box 1419
Washington, CT 06793
860-868-7756
e-mail: curator@gunnhistoricalmuseum.org

Our beginnings date back to 1899 when our local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution opened the Judea Historical Room in a 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 1965 June S. Willis bequeathed her house to the library and the museum moved next door. The goal of the Gunn Historical Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit objects which illuminate the history of Washington. Please view our website for a list of current exhibitions and programs.

Free admission, open to the public.