5 Wykeham Rd., Washington, CT 06793. Phone: 860-868-7586.
Gunn Museum Fireside Chat Henry Van Sinderen on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Mayflower Grace. The next special Museum event will be a "fireside chat" at the Mayflower Grace Hotel on Friday, January 22 at 5:30pm. That evening, Museum Curator, Stephen Bartkus, and Director, Louise Van Tartwijk, will tell the story of Henry Van Sinderen, a man once known as "Mr. Washington", who not only founded the Mayflower Inn, but was also a major (often controversial) force for town renewal after The Flood. The Museum will have a small display of memorabilia from the early days of the Mayflower Inn at this talk, including guest books from the 1920s beautifully illustrated by local artist Herbert Waldron Faulkner. While the "fireside chat" is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required. These can be made at: 860-868-9466.