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Please Note: From October 6 through October 15 (The first two weekends of October.) Most of the regular exhibits in the museum will be unavailable due to the sets installed for our annual Halloween fundraiser. – Free walking tour guides are available to visitors so they can still access the story of the Thread Company Industrial site.
Nightmare on Main:
October 7th – November 17th
Witches! Exhibition and Evening Events.
Witches! – Sorcery, Superstition, Fear, Frenzy: Witchcraft in History and Fable: Exhibition and Evening Events
Discover witch stories from ancient times to the present including the hysteria that rocked 17th century America. Find your favorite witch or wizard in literature. Witch comes from “wiccan” meaning the wise one who often heals, predicts the future and sometimes perform magic.
Make a Magic Wand and other witch related crafts learn about the true history of witches 2 p.m.
October 21st – “New England’s Other Witch Hunt: The Connecticut Trials”
Museum Lyceum by Walter Woodward Ph.D. State Historian 4 p.m. Donations requested.
Herbalist Michelle Maclure will discuss medicinal herbs used in healing throughout history. 4 p.m. Suggested Donation $5
October 29th – “Witches in World Folklore and Literature”
Faye Ringel Ph.D. 4 p.m. Suggested Donation $10
Second Sunday Guided Tours
Saturdays at the Mill Museum
1st Saturdays at 1 p.m. Hysterical Historicals
If you love Willimantic history come by for an informal meeting. There is discussion and show and tell about local history. Bring mystery photos, family letters, business mementos to evoke memories. Free. Coffee.
2nd Saturdays at 2 p.m. Kids’ Club
Kids Club is designed for school-aged children from age 5 to 12. Younger children are welcome to participate with their parents. The programs are planned by Bev York, the Museum’s Director of Education. Events are open to non-members at a small fee.
3 rd Saturdays at Museum Lyceum
A new topic of interest every month
4 th Saturdays Spinning / Fiber Arts –
Every 4th Saturday – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your spinning wheel or your knitting and drop by for this Spinning get together. Organized by professional weaver Peggy Church (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
4 th Saturdays Mill of the Month
Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.