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Saturday March 15, 2014 -  Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Stairwell Gallery - Paintings by Ruth Kole Cargill     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carolyn Hartman   860-868-7586   chartman@biblio.org
    The Stairwell Gallery at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, CT is pleased to announce the opening of a new show by local artist, Ruth Kole Cargill. The exhibit will be up from March 15 to April 19 and may be viewed during library hours. A reception will be held March 15 from 11 to 2 pm. Ruth will be featuring her “Garden Paintings" - colorful acrylic works which spring directly from her imagination to the canvas. These contemporary and imaginative works are full of color, light and warmth and will be a welcome sight at the end of this long winter. Also, featured in this exhibit are pen and ink drawings which are free flowing imaginative figures that appear to move with the music so prevalent in Ruth’s life. Her website, which can be visited at www.ruthkolecargill.com, is a peaceful delight of art and music. Mrs. Cargill lives in Bethlehem, CT, but she was raised in Bloomsbury, London. She grew up on Montague Street across from the British Museum and down the street from London University on Russell Square. Russell Square was a location of constant entertainment with “Punch and Judy” Shows, musicians and artists. If that wasn’t enough to inspire a creative spirit, her home life fueled an artistic flame. Her father was an African Novelty Showman who went by the name Prince Zulamkah. She says of this period, “Our flat was filled with colorful African costumes and the theatrical presence of my father.” Ruth was encouraged to paint by her instructor at St. Martin-in-the-Fields School and was also encouraged by her family. After graduating, she spent ten years on the continent before coming to the United States. She attended Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Her work has been shown at Bethlehem’s Gallery 500 and Woodbury Library but most of the time Mrs. Cargill participates in the Art Festival circuit in the Northeast. The Stairwell Gallery will be the launch of her new season. She will be showing her work at the Wickford Art Festival in RI, Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in CT, New Hope Art Festival in PA and Scituate Art Festival, RI among others. Ruth says of her art, “Design, color, texture and imagination are my strengths......My art reflects the British, African and American cultural influences on my life. It is constantly evolving and swings from traditional to abstract forms. I love the creative journey.” http://www.ruthkolecargill.com    
Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
relig_easter3 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Easter Egg Dyeing     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    Decorate your own Easter Eggs using paint, stickers, dye, and other unique craft materials provided by the library. Bring your imagination and your own hard boiled eggs.
Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Washington History Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_thread 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Girl Blanket Stitchery with the Senior Center Sewing Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    Learn some basic simple sewing techniques with volunteers from the Senior Center Sewing Club. We will be making a sleeping blanket suitable for an American Girl doll. This program is limited to 24 children, please sign up to attend.
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
nat_flower02 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Everything Roses - Creative Floral Design w/ Loretta Stagen     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Loretta Stagen of Loretta Stagen Floral Designs will present a floral design demonstration. She will show how to create sophisticated chic arrangements featuring a variety of exquisite roses including garden, floribunda, David Austen and single. After her demonstration, twelve lucky guests will be randomly selected to participate in a hands-on workshop and create an elegant rose topiary. Everyone else will learn by watching. The lucky twelve will take home their arrangements. All materials will be provided. A professional floral designer for over twenty-five years, Loretta specializes in creative floral décor for weddings, parties and events. Her talent takes her throughout the Northeast, including Greenwich, Southampton, Block Island and points in between. She is known for her elaborate home decorations for the holidays and for her abundant summer container plantings. Loretta frequently lectures at garden clubs and also teaches floral design by appointment. For more information about Ms. Stagen visit her website at www.lorettastagen.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Family Movie Matinee     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    The Junior Library will be showing the Disney movie "Pirate Fairy", rated G and lasting 78 minutes. Popcorn will be served.
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Readings From the Archives of the Gunn Museum     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Readings From the Archives of the Gunn Museum… Staff from the Gunn will present coffee hour readings from the archives of the Museum on the first Monday of the month, from October to May, at 10:00 a.m. in the Washington Senior Center. A paper about the history of Washington from the Museum’s archive will be read, related photographs and artifacts from the Museum will be displayed, and attendees will share their memories in a discussion that follows. 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 May 8, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_gift 10:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Mother's Day Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda or Gail   860-868-2310   gunnjr@biblio.org
    Dads ~ bring your children to the Junior Library to make a special surprise for Mom!
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion - Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson and Anne-Marie Davenport are leading an uplifting and in-depth book discussion series, Feed Your Spirit. This five-part series focuses on personal and spiritual growth and development. The fourth of the five books to be discussed is the New York Times #1 Bestseller Seat of the Soul. In gracefully written sermonettes with titles like "Evolution," "Light," "Power" and "Addiction," author Gary Zukav makes a bold attempt to fuse so-called New Age wisdom with modern psychology, science and sociopolitical reality. In Seat of the Soul, he leads readers on an inspirational and potentially life-changing journey into the seemingly intangible realm of the spirit. He explains why increased sensory perception will mark the next phase of human evolution, how the power of choice can change ones existence, and how to infuse their life with more compassion, trust, and understanding. Copies of the books will be available at the library circulation desk. All are welcome to join the discussion at any point in the series.
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM One Life to Write - Memoir Writing Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    We are offering a four-session memoir writing workshop entitled One Life to Write. In this workshop participants will learn basic storytelling techniques to craft their personal or family stories with literary purpose. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, they will become knowledgeable on the elements and different aspects of writing a memoir with finesse and learn to organize their work so their stories “speak” to readers. The workshop will be taught by Washington, CT author, Amy Julia Becker. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of numerous books including A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, named by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the best books of 2011. She is a regular blogger for Christianity Today. Her essays have appeared online in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Parents.com, First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Books and Culture. We thank Connecticut Community Foundation for funding this Lifelong Learning Program.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Washington History Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Extraordinary Hearts - w/ John A. Elefteriades, MD and hosts Wendell & Florence Minor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Join us and hosts Wendell & Florence Minor to welcome John A. Elefteriades, MD for a discussion and signing of his latest book Extraordinary Hearts: A Journey of Cardiac Medicine and the Human Spirit. For the first time respected cardiac surgeon Dr. Elefteriades, one of Men’s Health magazine’s ten best doctors in America, shares fascinating stories of his most memorable patients and cases, including Washington, CT artist Wendell Minor. These are stories of courage, miracles, and bravery in the face of challenge, offering a thought-provoking and at times heart-wrenching study of the resilience of both the human body and spirit. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the signing. Dr. John A. Elefteriades is the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of the Aortic Institute at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is among the most clinically active academic surgeons in the country and serves on multiple scientific advisory and editorial boards. He is the author of many books concerning care of the heart and also the medical thriller Transplant, which was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards as a best first novel.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
nat_stars2 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Library Luminaries     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Wendy Rhodes   860-868-7586   gunndevelopment@biblio.org
Monday June 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Feed Your Spirit Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Reverend Cheryl P. Anderson and Anne-Marie Davenport are leading an uplifting and in-depth book discussion series, Feed Your Spirit. This five-part series focuses on personal and spiritual growth and development.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pianist Will Duchon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Washington History Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    The Washington History Club meets at the Washington Senior Center on the third Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., typically from September to June, to discuss the history of Washington and the villages of New Preston, Marbledale and Woodville. Participants are asked to bring their photographs and objects that relate to the monthly topic for show and tell. Everyone interested in the history of our town is invited to attend the meetings and share their memories. The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot and can be reached at 860-868-0735.
    Location: Washington Senior Center
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Music, Medicine & Mozart - Presentation by Vincent de Luise, MD     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Join us as we welcomes physician, educator, author and musician Dr. Vincent de Luise, MD for a fascinating lecture and powerpoint program on music and the relationship of the humanities to medicine. Dr. De Luise’s presentation entitled Mozart's Effect on Us: Inquiries into Music and the Brain will explore the neurology of music, aspects of the brain and music, music and language, Stephen Pinker’s “auditory cheesecake” model, major key, happy minor key, sad myths, dissonances and consonances, the so-called Mozart effect and how the brain itself makes music. Vincent de Luise MD, a graduate of Princeton University and Weill Cornell Medical College, has had a successful 30-year career as an eye physician and surgeon, and was named to “Best Doctors in America”. Currently he is Clinical Asst Professor of Ophthalmology at Yale and Adjunct Clinical Asst Professor of Ophthalmology at WCMC. Dr. de Luise is also deeply involved at the intersection of medicine and the humanities. He serves on the Humanities and Medicine Committee and the Music and Medicine Initiative at WCMC. As a Harvard Fellow, he developed a rubric for medical humanities education. He is a clarinetist and co-founder of the AAO Noontime Concert. He is president of the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation, is on the Board of the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, and writes frequently about music and the arts and their relationship to healing. Visit Dr. de Luise’s website at www.amusicalvision.com
    Location: Wykeham Room
Thursday July 10, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM ACQUIRED TASTE - w/ Washington, CT Filmmaker David Ruchman     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday July 14, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - THE AFRICAN QUEEN     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
   
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - A FAREWELL TO ARMS     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - FLYBOYS     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
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Monday August 25, 2014 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM WW1 Film Series - WAR HORSE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 9, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Between the Lines - Poetry of World War 1     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Ferguson   860-868-7586   gunnprograms@biblio.org
    2014 marks the centennial of WWI, a conflict that killed or wounded over 20 million people, changed history, and profoundly affected the art and culture of the Western world. This Great War inspired a huge outpouring of reactions in prose and verse in all generations and classes. Poets seem to have responded with particular energy to these events. These weekly discussions, led by Bowdoin Professor Emeritus John Turner, will explore a broad variety of poetry inspired by the war and its aftermath. Please register in advance to ensure adequate materials. Copies of the readings will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join at any point. The exhibit, “Over There: Washington and The Great War,” in the Gunn Museum will be open for viewing before each discussion conducted in the library’s Wykeham Room.
    Location: Wykeham Room
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_ghost 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 7th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Stephen Bartkus, Museum Curator   860-868-7756   gunnmuseum@sbcglobal.net
    Costumed guides will lead groups of visitors every eight minutes from the Gunn Museum to the Washington Green Cemetery where the town's departed citizens will be stationed at their gravestones to tell their tales of tragedy and triumph. Tour groups will follow a magical path of 1,000 luminaries spanning a quarter mile through the shadowy cemetery and hear the lively and dramatic stories of Washington's residents from the World War One era. The costumed character actors stationed at each gravestone will share their perilous tales of military service during The Great War as soldiers and nurses, fascinating accounts of what was happening on the home front in Washington, and much more. The tours depart from the Museum in groups of eighteen people every 8 minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Numbers for the tours are handed out at the Museum starting at 6:15pm on Friday. A Halloween themed movie will be shown, and treats will be served, in the Library's Wykeham Room as you wait for your tour group to depart. The Museum will also be open for viewing of the World War One exhibit. The cemetery is dark and cold, please bring a flashlight with you and dress warmly! While this event is free, donations are greatly appreciated. The rain date is Sunday October 26. The Gunn Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Route 47, in Washington, Connecticut. Parking at the Gunn is limited, please use nearby lots and side streets. Call 860-868-7756 or view www.gunnlibrary.org for more information.
    Location: Museum
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