Gunn Museum Exhibit Opening Reception Photos

The exciting new exhibit, Washington, Connecticut: An American Story, opened at the Gunn Historical Museum on August 17th with a celebratory reception. The community gathered to have a first look at this long-awaited exhibition, enjoying the beautiful summer afternoon with treats by the museum’s dedicated volunteers and catering by the Mayflower Inn & Spa.

This exhibit is a collaborative community undertaking that touches on the major turning points in Washington’s history, giving visitors an understanding of the unique people, places and events that have shaped the town we know and love today. If you haven’t seen the exhibit yet, we encourage you to do so!

Take a look at photos from the opening festivities:

Jennifer Averill and children (11th generation Averills!) in front of photomural of ancestors
Curator Stephen Bartkus with George watching over
Trustee Sal Sorce with artist David Graves and exhibit designer Zoltan Csillag
Trustee Rod Pleasants and Steve Godwin
Docent David Babington with viistor
Trustee Holly Flor greeting visitors
Abdo Ballester in front of his Mojito King photo on Then & Now wall
Connie Royster, Wykeham Rise alumna with exhibit designer Julia Nable
Artistic rendition of Chief Waramaug by David Graves
Volunteer Madeline Revere sharing the digital exhibit with young attendee
Ladies hats then and now
Learning about the 5 villages
Then & Now Mural
Trustee Suzie Paxton and son explore the digital exhibit
Holiday in the Hills
Volunteer Paula Krimsky ready for visitors to arrive.

Learn more
Learn more about the exhibit with our behind the scenes interview with Curator Stephen Bartkus

Visit the Museum

Gunn Historical Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-7756

Museum Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10:00 to 4:00
And by appointment

Photo Credits
Photos above: Carl Weese and Gunn Historical Museum
Top banner photo: Fabio Malavazzi