Gunn Historical Museum to hold open house
Published 12:00 am, Monday, February 20, 2017
Gunn Historical Museum in Washington will hold an open house Feb. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. for patrons to view and participate in a new community-sourcing display in the Georgianna Middlebrook Room.
A snow date of Feb. 26 is planned.
The open house will feature George Washington’s famous “I Cannot Tell a Lie” cherry pie.
Patrons will also have an opportunity to meet Lisa Breese, the museum’s new operations manager.
After having been closed to the public for over a year, the Gunn Historical Museum will now be open three days each week: Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Museum volunteers have been busy working behind the scenes performing inventory on the collection and conducting research in preparation for the upcoming permanent Washington history exhibit, and some of their discoveries will be on display.
In the new one-room display, created by the Gunn Museum’s Exhibition Committee, the community is invited to participate in the planning process of the upcoming permanent Washington history exhibit, while enjoying a retrospective display of past exhibits.
The museum would like to collect stories, objects and photographs of the people, places, and events that gave rise to the town of Washington as it is today.
Museum officials are also looking for input as to which topics should be included in a permanent exhibit about the history of Washington.
Additionally, research can be conducted in the museum by appointment.