Gunn library announces Zoom programs

Gunn Memorial Library and Historical Museum in Washington will offer several programs in the coming weeks.

Historian Mark Albertson will discuss the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being passed, giving women the right to vote, via Zoom Aug. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.

He has authored several books, including “USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship,” “They’ll Have to Follow You!: The Triumph of the Great White Fleet” and “On History.”

He is presently at work on the second of a two-volume history of Army aviation.

Albertson teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the topics such as World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, The American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad.

An avid speaker, he travels widely throughout Connecticut presenting topics of history and current events in a variety of venues.

In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of Congress in Hartford for his efforts in commemorating the centennial of Battleship Connecticut

Musician Marguerite Mullée, a well-known local conductor, singer and lecturer, will give a presentation on music and social revolution via Zoom Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture will explore the association between folk music and social activism, beginning in the early 1900's and continuing into the 1970's.

Mullée is a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned a doctorate in conducting and vocal pedagogy.

She currently serves as music director for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington and is professor of liturgical music and sacred art at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell and music consultant for Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Guilford.

In demand as a workshop presenter and lecturer, Mullée has been a guest lecturer at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario and has presented the annual Thomas Aquinas lecture in Sacred Music at UConn Storrs.

She offers pre-performance lectures for the Metropolitan HD Opera series in Torrington and courses in opera and music listening for seniors in Millbrook, N.Y.

She presents regular events at Wisdom House in Litchfield and Adelynrood Retreat Center in Massachusetts.

Mullée has conducted many church and community groups in Connecticut and New York and has had her work with choirs and orchestras featured on recordings for the Connecticut Composers Inc.

Priyanka Shingala, founded of Let’s Talk College, will discuss the college application process via Zoom Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Let’s Talk College offers hassle-free guidance through the various aspects of the college application process, SAT/ACT preparation, and more.

Shingala will offer tips and tricks to getting started- from navigating the application cycles, to writing personal statements, to scheduling interviews with the school.

For more information and registration for the programs, visit