Welcome to the Mill Museum
Video by Shane Goodrich
Rug hooking demonstrations will be held at the Mill Museum (the Windham Textile and History Museum) on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m
October 7th – Nightmare on Main:
Witches! Exhibition and Evening Events.
Witches! – Sorcery, Superstition, Fear, Frenzy: Witchcraft in History and Fable: Exhibition and Evening Events
Second Sunday Guided Tours
History of Windham and Willimantic in Maps
Exhibit runs through mid September.
Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.and by appointment. Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic 860-456-2178 www.millmuseum.org
Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic 860-456-2178
Girl Alone by Claire Meikle
1926 to 2017 – A life long member of Willimantic
Claire Meikle was born in Willimantic, CT, in 1926 and is still living in 2014. With the exception of a few years, she has lived there all of her life. She was born in a tumultuous decade, the year after a debilitating strike at Willimantic’s American Thread Company, a time when the New England textile industry showed its first signs of decline.
Claire’s memoirs are thus the story of the decline and eventual transformation of a New England textile mill town, and as such have importance as a historical document. It was edited by Adam Phelps, who treated it as a document, letting Meikle’s own words shine through, edited mostly for grammar and clarity. Click to Read Girl Alone.
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 email@example.com).
4 th Saturdays Mill of the Month
Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.