Gunn Museum Civil War Exhibit

Gunn Museum Wins Three Prestigious Awards

The Gunn Memorial Museum was recognized for its commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011. The public exhibit, “Letters from the Battlefield: Stories of Washington’s Civil War Soldiers,” was created by Museum staff and volunteers and incorporated scholar lecture series as well as a social studies project with the 8th grade students of Shepaug Valley Middle School. This innovative work garnered three awards:

  • Award for Excellence in Public History from The Society of Civil War Historians;
  • Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organizations; and
  • Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History.

Gunn Museum’s Civil War Commemoration.

David Babington, Ann Quackenbos, Sandy Booth, Samantha Heberton.
Stephen Bartkus, Paula Krimsky, Keith Templeton, Michael Bird.
Richard Kleinberg, Nancy Chute, Sarah Griswold, Willie Smith
Douglas Schlicher, Zachary Bodnar, Chris Zaima