WASHINGTON The 12th Annual Washington Green Cemetery Tour will be held Oct. 25, from 6:30-8:30 pm. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 27. The Tour starts at the Gunn Historical Museum, 5 Wykeham Road, Washington, CT. Parking is extremely limited. While there is no fee to attend this event, donations are greatly appreciated. All funds raised support the Gunn Historical Museum.
The Washington Green Cemetery Tour is an annual “living history” event that showcases the rich history of Washington using costumed actors to portray residents from the past. With more than 375 people expected to attend, the tour is the largest history event produced by the museum each year.
This year’s tour, with new stories, is produced by the Gunn Historical Museum with support from local theater legends Doug and Martha Winkel of the Washington Dramalites.
Tours depart every ten minutes between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Members of Friends of the Gunn Historical Museum will be given preference for the first tour and should pre-register. Tickets will be distributed under a tent in the Gunn Museum’s parking lot, on a first-come-first-serve basis, starting at 6 p.m. and continue through the evening until the tickets run out.
A Halloween-themed movie will be shown in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart. Tour guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes, and carpool since parking is limited.
“The Washington Green Cemetery Tour is my favorite annual event. I enjoy bringing friends to hear the stories of people who lived here years ago,” said area resident Rich Pomerantz. “It’s incredibly special to see the cemetery path lined in candlelit luminaries as we are guided by local area students dressed in period costume. It’s one of the best things to do in our wonderful town. I look forward to it each year.”
The Gunn Historical Museum and the Gunn Memorial Library are both located at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington. Contact 860-868-7756 or email@example.com for information or visit www.gunnmuseum.org