Town Road Crew Club Subject

A photo courtesy of Dotty Anderson shows Carl Yaunsem, who operated the town grader for 40 years. Washington History Club at Night will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd., Washington.

WASHINGTON — The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, in the Wykeham Room of the library, 5 Wykeham Rd. The conversation will focus on the town road crew and Washington’s roads, past and present. The town’s many long and hilly streets have been maintained by the road crew for generations, allowing residents and visitors to safely travel across all parts Washington.

Many residents have worked for the town road crew over the years and event organizers invite everyone to bring their favorite stories and memories to share.

Participants can meet at the museum at 5:30 p.m. to view the new exhibit Washington Connecticut - An American Story before the start of the History Club meeting.

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 to discuss the history of Washington, Washington Depot, Marbledale, New Preston and Woodville.

Those who attend can share stories with the group or just come and listen to the conversation about the town’s past.

Photos and objects for show and tell are welcome.

Everyone is invited to attend this free program.

More information is available by calling the Gunn Historical Museum at 860-868-7756 or visiting

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