History club opens its door in Washington

SPECTRUM/Among those active in the creation of the Washington History Club are, from left to right, front row, Susan McMaster, Nancy Babington and Doug McHan; and, back, Michael Bird, Gunn Memoural Museum curator Stephen Bartkus, Willie Smith, David Babington, Joseph Mustich and Douglas Schlicher. The club will hold a meeting March 19. Courtesy of Stephen Bartkus
SPECTRUM/Among those active in the creation of the Washington History Club are, from left to right, front row, Susan McMaster, Nancy Babington and Doug McHan; and, back, Michael Bird, Gunn Memoural Museum curator Stephen Bartkus, Willie Smith, David Babington, Joseph Mustich and Douglas Schlicher. The club will hold a meeting March 19. Courtesy of Stephen BartkusContributed Photo

A town rich in history now has its own history club.

The newly formed Washington History Club will meet March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Washington Senior Center for its first regular meeting.

Anyone interested in the history of Washington and its villages of New Preston, Marble Dale and Woodville are invited to attend and to join the club.

The group will meet the third Monday of every month to research and discuss Washington's history.

The senior center is at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in the center of Washington Depot. Senior Center activities will be canceled on days when Region 12 schools are closed due to inclement weather.

For more information, call Willie Smith at 860-868-2502 or email smithw@gunnery.org.