Civil War events set in Washington

Gunn Memorial Museum in Washington will offer the following Civil War-related events in the coming weeks.

Antietam National Battlefield historian Keven Walker, will discuss "Connecticut at Antietam," including a discussion of the 12 men from Washington who fought in the battle, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m.

A Civil War artifact appraisal day will be held Oct. 15 from noon to 3 p.m. with dealer and exhibit guest curator Thomas Zanavich.

Kevin Johnson, of the Connecticut State Library History and Genealogy Unit, will present "The Life and Times of William Webb: An African-American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut" Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.

The fourth annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour will be held Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers will present first-person, costumed narratives for patrons.

The event will focus on the Civil War and honor Washington soldiers.

Lynne McKenney Lydick will present "A Jezebel Among Us," Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m.

The program will close out the museum's ongoing exhibit, "Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers."

Through a first-person living history performance, Ms. McKenney will offer insight into the anti-slavery controversy that raged in Washington in the years before the war.

An exhibit, "Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington's Civil War Soldiers," is on display through Oct. 30.

The museum on Wykeham Road is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 860-868-7756 or visit