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Welcome to the Mill Museum

Video by Shane Goodrich

 April 23 – MILL of the MONTH

Mill of the Month goes to the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket R.I.

The Museum in Woonsocket tells the story of the New England textile factories with an emphasis on the

French Canadian labor force. milltown1

Please call to reserve your ticket.  Bring Lunch or plan to dine downtown across from the museum.
Meet at the Windham Textile & History Museum at 9 a.m.. Car pool or caravan from there.

Mill of the Month program is sponsored by the Windham Textile & History Museum  860-456-2178 


May 7th    Kid’s Club at the Museum:

cooking-clipart-2Colonial and Victorian Foods: What Our Ancestors Ate

The Kid’s will discover what people ate in 18th and 19th century America. Everyday diets were mostly  foods that were locally grown and in season. Imported foods like pineapple and lemons were expensive treats.

 The program starts at 2 p.m. and includes activity, craft, story and snack. Kids club members are free, others $5.00
To register call the museum 860-456-2178. The Windham Textile & History Museum is located at 411 Main Street Willimantic, CT.


New Exhibit: Now Open

Irish Eyes: The Irish Experience in a Connecticut Mill Town

Beginning with the Famine in the 1840s, thousands of Irish came to Willimantic and other Connecticut mill towns, seeking a new life. The first of the “new immigrants,” the Irish were often viewed with hostility by native New Englanders: they practiced a different religion (Roman Catholicism rather than Protestantism), sometimes spoke a different language (Irish Gaelic), and had different customs. They were often poor, refugees fleeing an oppressive regime, and sometimes held radical political ideas. Yet the Irish paved the way for waves of other “new immigrants” that followed them: French Canadians, Poles, Latinos, and others. Come see the the third in the Mill Museum’s series of exhibits about the diverse ethnic groups who came to Willimantic, CT, to help build the Thread City: the Irish.

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Feb. 12 through Oct. 9.

Co-sponsored by the Irish Club of Willimantic.


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