The Dramalites of Washington

The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night will meet in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library on Tuesday, November 21 at 6:30pm. The topic of discussion will be The Dramalites. Many residents have been involved in this long existing community performance group which has provided a theater experience for generations of Washington’s residents. Join us for a lively conversation about its history, those who were involved in the organization, and the plays they performed. Bring your favorite stories and memories to share!

The Dramalites performing “The Mikado” in Washington, Connecticut in August of 1954. Front row, left to right: unknown, Babette Cranston, Jean, Betty Hempstead, Libby (the director). Back row, left to right: Frank Belfiore, Hughbert Kenny, Jack Fors, Bill Mann. Photograph from the Collection of the Gunn Historical Museum.

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 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville. Share your stories with the group or just come and listen to the fascinating conversation about our town’s past. Bring your photos and objects for show and tell!

Everyone is invited to attend this free program. The Gunn Library & Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington. Call the Gunn Museum at 860-868-7756 or view for more information.

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