Welcome to the Gunn Memorial 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 Memorial 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
Click here to search our collection
The Gunn Historical Museum
This online database is a work in progress and will be updated
regularly. To make inquiries:
The Gunn Memorial Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
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 Memorial 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.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm
and by appointment.
Free admission, open to the public.