The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night will next meet May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library.

The topic of the program at the Wykeham Road library will be service stations, garages, gas pumps, car dealers and mechanics then and now.

Many local garages began as carriage shops operated by blacksmiths and switched to auto repair as the mode of transportation transitioned from horse-drawn carriages to the automobile.

Washington garages and service stations have included Woodruff’s Garage, Gunnarson’s Garage, Hanning’s Garage, Mike’s Garage, Peterson’s Garage, Belfanti’s Esso Station, Vinnie’s Texaco, Titus Park Garage, Washington Supply Co., Dowler Garage, Norman W. Couch, Inc., Wright’s Place, Dave Zinick’s, Millers’ in Marbledale, Knickerbocker’s, Woodville Cabin Service Station, and more.

Attendees are invited to bring stories and photographs.

The Washington History Club at Night is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and meets the third Tuesday of the months of November, February and May at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the museum at 860-868-7756.

HOLD:

The Gunn Historical Museum will hold its next morning Washington History Club Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the Washington Senior Center in Bryan Plaza.

The topic of discussion at will be Washington street names and their stories.

The Washington History Club at Night is a program of the Gunn Historical Museum and meets the third Tuesday of the months of November, February and May at 6:30 p.m. in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library on Wykeham Road to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marble Dale, New Preston and Woodville.

For more information, call 860-868-7756.