Gunn Memorial Museum in Washington is looking to borrow World War I artifacts for display in an upcoming exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war.

More than 250 men and women from Washington served during World War I, in addition to the many residents who supported the war effort on the home front.

The museum is also looking to speak to and hear stories about the military service of the town's World War I soldiers from the living descendants of those soldiers. Their stories will be included in the exhibit.

In addition, the museum is interested in borrowing World War I artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, documents, letters, scrapbooks, medals, uniforms, helmets, camp gear and arms from the general public and collectors.

Museum staff will scan all photographs and documents immediately so they may be returned.

Digital photographs of artifacts may be emailed to by Dec. 31.

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