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The Magical Christmas Horse, a holiday exhibit at the haunted Gunn Library

The Gunn Museum will open their holiday exhibit, The Magical Christmas Horse, with a reception on Sunday November 27 from 1-3pm. This holiday season Museum visitors will be introduced to the new children’s book of the same name by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and award-winning artist Wendell Minor. The setting of The Magical Christmas Horse is based on the historic 1746 Averill Farm in Washington, Connecticut and the Gunn Museum’s toy horse is the inspiration behind this enchanting Christmas story.

Wendell Minor’s original works of art from The Magical Christmas Horse will be the highlight of this exhibition. Visitors will learn about the process of creating this children’s book. This year's festive show also features whimsical displays of spectacular toy horses of all shapes and sizes from the collection of the Gunn Museum and area residents. Under the artistic direction of designer Chris Zaima and the collaboration of John Pitts, the former scenic artist at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, this exhibit captures the holiday spirit for children of all ages.

Bring your holiday guests to this must-see exhibit! The Museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm. The exhibit ends on Sunday January 22. Free admission and open to the public, donations are appreciated. The Gunn Memorial Museum is located at 5 Wykeham Road, the intersection of Rt. 47 and Wykeham Road, on Washington Green. For more information call 860-868-7756 or view




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