5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7756.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m. local author and historian Michael-John Cavallaro will present a lecture in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library describing the first mass murder in America, which took place in Washington, CT. on the night of Feb 2, 1780. The Mallory Murders, as they came to be called, were so shocking that the news spread from Maine to Georgia in a matter of days. The murderer, 19 year old Barnett Davenport, was from the neighboring town of New Milford and now, for the first time in history, 231 years to the day of the actual shocking and tragic event, the truth of the story will come to light. For a night of historical horror, crime and punishment there is no other story quite like this one. Mr. Cavallaro is also the author of the book, Tales of Old New Milford, and copies will be available for purchase. The snow date is Thurs, Feb. 3rd. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call the museum or visit the websie.