Staff from Gunn Museum in Washington will present a coffee hour reading the first Monday of October, January and April, at 10 a.m. at the senior center in Bryan Plaza.

The next reading will take place Monday at 10 a.m.

The program will feature the reading "The Story of the Old Red House,” written in 1905 by Mary Smith.

The Red House at 8 Kirby Road in Washington, was built in 1774 by a wealthy merchant named Joel Stone.

Stone was a Tory whose property was confiscated by the State of Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, but he escaped and went on to found the town of Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.