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Saturday December 27, 2014 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Lionheart Puppet Company Performance     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
   

Lionheart Puppet Company presents "Jack Tuesday: Fairy Tale Investigator", an original mystery puppet adventure suited for all ages.

Saturday January 3, 2015 Go To Top
food_teapot.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WWI Themed New Years Tea Party     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned World War One themed Tea Party at the Gunn Museum on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 1-3pm. Servers and docents will be attired in a variety of outfits from WWI. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibit, "Over There: Washington and the Great War", and socialize with friends. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup, we’ll provide the rest. The party is free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited; please call the Museum at 860-868-7756 to register.

The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War One. Over 100 men and women from Washington, and more than 150 alumni and faculty from The Gunnery served in The Great War. Letters, pictures, and an interesting array of period artifacts from the museum, local families, and collectors are used to explore the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers, along with the extensive support efforts that were happening on the home front in Washington through such organizations as the Sister Susie Society, the Red Cross, the Women's Land Army, and the Home Guard.

The snow date is Sunday, January 4. The exhibit will be on display until Sunday, January 18. The exhibit and associated programs are supported in part by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, CT. View www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.

    Location: Museum
Monday January 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

The reading on Monday, January 5 will continue the fascinating story of: Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas. Samuel and Gideon Pond, residents of Washington, Connecticut, became important missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the 1830s.

This program is free and open to the public. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.  

    Location: Washington Senior Center
Thursday January 8, 2015 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wykeham Consort     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

We are delighted to welcome the acclaimed Wykeham Consort for Ya Salio De La Mar - (She Came Out of the Sea). 

The Wykeham Consort will be performing Spanish Renaissance and Sephardic music.  Their selections will explore the links between the music of the exiled Spanish Jews, the Sephardim, and the music of the country they were forced to leave behind.  Some of this music is similar to what would have been heard around the time of the birth of Jesus.  Hear a Sephardic mother‘s lullaby to her new baby, songs of courtship, love, rejection, coming of age, betrothal, a sly affair, lament, and two differing views of the Reconquista (the fall of Granada in 1492) all offered in the exciting, rhythmically driven and alluring melodies of  Spain and the Sephardim.

The Wykeham Consort is an ensemble of musicians who enjoy sharing the music of Renaissance Europe.  Their concerts range from anonymous Spanish villancicos with simple expressions of human emotion to the elegant poetry of French chansons and lively English country dances.         

Members of the consort are Erica Warnock, Tenor and Bass Viols; founder Matilda Giampietro, Soprano Voice, Recorders and Percussion; Sarah Jane Chelminski, Recorders, Andy LaFreniere, Guitar and James Allen, percussion.

Free will offerings for the musicians will be accepted. 

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday January 12, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Monday Matinee - Magic in the Moonlight     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Academy Award Winner® Colin Firth*) dazzles his audiences with feats of supernatural amazement. But when it comes to the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Emma Stone), stunning psychic and soothsayer.  As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry? Woody Allen pulls the strings with precision in this enchanting romantic comedy that explores the realm between what's understood in our minds and what's known in our hearts.  Rated PG-13 / 97 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
Sunday January 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_pencil 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Evolution of International Society: The Legacy of World War I     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Dr. Michael John Williams will give the free presentation, "The Evolution of International Society: The Legacy of World War I", on Sunday, January, 18 at 1:00 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, Connecticut. Following this lecture, a closing reception for the award winning exhibit, "Over There: Washington and the Great War", will take place from 2-4pm in the Gunn Museum.

The Great War was a turning point in the evolution of warfare and it was a conflict that would have far reaching ramifications for international society. The First World War led to the development of international laws regulating the use of certain weapons in warfare, while at the same time serving as the catalyst for a revolution in military affairs that would be realized in the Second World War. The conflict of 1914-1918 the result, in part, of fervent nationalism, also provided impetus for the European project and the idea of a European pacific federation. Meanwhile, the American role in the war provided President Wilson with the ability to enunciate his 14 Points, one of which, the right to self-determination, would undermine the European colonial empires ushering in decades of change. But perhaps most importantly, the war and its conclusion would set the basis for the next conflict in Europe. A truly transformative conflict, the legacy of the First World War still reverberates today. This lecture will trace developments from the war beyond the armistice to see how they went on to shape the world today.

Michael John Williams is Professor of International Relations, Director of the International Relations Program and Affiliate Professor at the Center for European Studies at New York University. His research focuses on US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, civil-military relations and the intersection between war, technology and society. Before coming to NYU, Dr. Williams was Reader (Associate Professor) of International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. 


His most recent publications include Science, Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict (2014), co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Carvin (Ottawa), "The Afghan War, 2001-2012" in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2012) and, The Good War: NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan (2011). He is also co-editor of the critically acclaimed edited volume Power in World Politics (2007). 

Dr. Williams is a Stephen M. Kellen term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society and an alumnus of the International Summer Policy Institute at American University. He has held a Robert Bosch Fellowship in Germany, a Visiting Fellowship at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford & Nuffield College and a DAAD Fellowship at the Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Science in Potsdam, Germany. He was an investigator in the Sustainable Peacebuilding Network, a collaborative research project involving 20 scholars from six countries, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and directed by Prof. Roland Paris (Ottawa). 

Prof. Williams is also currently Senior Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington D.C. and editor-in-chief of the journal International Politics Reviews and former co-editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies. From 2006-2008 Dr. Williams directed the Transatlantic Security Programme at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London, he was previously the programme officer for the Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War at the University of Oxford and he worked in the US Senate and at the US Embassy in London. He has consulted for policy makers in the United States, Canada and Europe on various international security issues. 

Educated at the universities of Delaware, Hamburg, Bath, Berlin, and Moscow he earned his doctorate at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Admission to the presentation, exhibit, and reception is free. The exhibit and associated programs are supported in part by a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. The Gunn Library and Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Rt. 47, on Washington Green. Call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.

 

    Location: Wykeham Room
 
misc_party1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Exhibit Closing Reception - Over There: Washington and the Great War     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Join us in the Gunn Museum from 2-4pm on Sunday, January 18, 2015 for a free closing reception to celebrate the end of our award winning exhibit, "Over There: Washington and the Great War". The reception will immediately follow Dr. Michael John Williams's presentation, "The Evolution of International Society: The Legacy of World War I", which is taking place from 1-2 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library.

This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of World War One, one of the largest and bloodiest conflicts in history, where over 70 million military personnel were mobilized around the world and more than 10 million combatants and 7 million civilians were killed, including several from Washington, CT. Over 100 men and women from Washington, and more than 150 alumni and faculty from The Gunnery served in The Great War. Students in Bart McMann's "Artifacts and Archives" class at The Gunnery conducted research on their school’s involvement in the war and share their findings in a section of this exhibit.

Letters, pictures, and an interesting array of period artifacts from the museum, local families, and collectors, including Peter Tragni and Dr. Robert Jacobs, among others, are used to explore the dramatic experiences of Washington's soldiers, along with the extensive support efforts that were happening on the home front in Washington through such organizations as the Sister Susie Society, the Red Cross, the Women's Land Army, and the Home Guard. All of their fascinating stories were shared in this exhibit and a diverse series of public programs through the year, sponsored in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation
    
Art director Chris Zaima, designer Sandy Booth, and painter Keith Templeton, along with a team of other volunteers and staff, have created another visual masterpiece. Local history will come alive as visitors step back in time and explore the lives of Washington's residents during World War One, through their own words, and the impact this war had on our small town.

Admission to the exhibit is free, and this exhibit will be on display through January 18, 2015. For more information, call the Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information or email gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net.

    Location: Museum
Monday January 26, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Monday Matinee - Trip to Italy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

On assignment from The Observer, Rob Brydon has been asked to go on a gastronomic driving trip through the beautiful Italian peninsula. He asks old friend, Steve Coogan, to join him. Following the footsteps of great Romantic poets of the past, the two regale exceedingly hilarious impersonations and stories of their careers, relationships, and life. Along the way, the pair find time to review six culinary delights from six places, including Liguna, Rome, Tuacany, Amalfi, and finally Capri.  Rated R / 108 minutes.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
eth_indian 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: An Introduction - by Dr. Lucianne Lavin     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

The reading on Monday, February 2 will continue the fascinating story of: Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas. Samuel and Gideon Pond, residents of Washington, Connecticut, became important missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the 1830s.

This program is free and open to the public. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.  

    Location: Washington Senior Center
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Monday Matinee - Boyhood     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.  Rated R / 165 minutes.

    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Monday Matinee - Gone Girl     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   

Film showing of Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.  On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question. Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?  Rated R / 149 minutes

    Location: Wykeham Room
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Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

The reading on Monday, March 2 will continue the fascinating story of: Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas. Samuel and Gideon Pond, residents of Washington, Connecticut, became important missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the 1830s.

This program is free and open to the public. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.  

    Location: Washington Senior Center
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

The reading on Monday, April 6 will continue the fascinating story of: Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas. Samuel and Gideon Pond, residents of Washington, Connecticut, became important missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the 1830s.

This program is free and open to the public. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.  

    Location: Washington Senior Center
Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Museum - Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
   

Gunn Museum Curator Stephen Bartkus presents coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from October to May, in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum's archive is read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum are displayed, and attendees share their memories in a discussion that follows.

The reading on Monday, May 4 will continue the fascinating story of: Two Volunteer Missionaries Among the Dakotas. Samuel and Gideon Pond, residents of Washington, Connecticut, became important missionaries to the Dakota Indians in the 1830s.

This program is free and open to the public. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.  

    Location: Washington Senior Center
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