If you are looking for some spooktacular fun tonight take a candlelit tour along a path of 1,000 luminaries through the historic cemetery and meet some of Washington’s unforgettable residents from the past! This year’s tour, with new stories and about an hour in length, is produced by Gunn Historical Museum with support from local theater legends Doug and Martha Winkel of the Washington Dramalites. Tour guides dressed in period costumes will take groups of visitors through the cemetery to listen to tales of the departed. A Halloween themed movie will be shown and light refreshments will be served in the Wykeham Room of Gunn Memorial Library where attendees can wait inside for their tour group to depart.
The new exhibit, Washington Connecticut: An American Story, will be open for viewing in the Museum until 8:30pm. Tour guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight, dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes as they will be walking on uneven terrain.
Ticket Distribution: Members of Friends of the Gunn Historical Museum will be given preference for the first tour and should pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 860-868-7756. Tickets will be distributed under a tent in the Gunn Museum’s parking lot, on a first-come-first-serve basis, starting at 6:00 pm and continue through the evening until the tickets run out. Tickets can’t be reserved in advance.