Welcome to The Mill Museum! / Bienvenidos al Museo Molino!

On-Going Exhibit: Blue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar

Amer_Thread tshirtBlue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar: American Work Clothes from Colonial Times to the Present

“Blue Collar, White Collar, Pink Collar” is the history of work clothes.  The items include both men and women’s garments, and represent numerous different types of labor, from mill work, to nursing, office work, and even baseball.

This program is affiliated with “Connecticut at Work,” an initiative created by Connecticut Humanities that explores the past, present, and future of work life in Connecticut.  

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 Hospitality And Docent Training w/ Bev York

lady with flagTuesday, April 14, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

The Windham Textile & History Museum aka The Mill Museum is offering Hospitality and Docent Training for anyone working in the tourism industry.  The 3 hour class will impart valuable information transferable to any museum or site.  The training is general and applies to any institution. (It is not specific to Willimantic.)  

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Challenge Performance

LincolnSaturday April 18 – 4:00 pm

THE  FAMOUS  TEN SENTENCES

Individuals, youth groups, clubs and  families are all invited to enter the Gettysburg Address Challenge.  Learn the address and recite from memory or present the address in a dignified manner with music, costumes, props or other creative ideas.  Prizes awarded in several age groups and categories.

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WTHM Lyceum: Prudence Crandall’s Legacy

Prudence CrandallSunday, April 26  –  3:00 p.m.  
Dugan Hall Meeting Room

Donald E. Williams, Jr., attorney and former Connecticut State Senate President, will present a talk and book signing on his recent publication.

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Adopt-A-Window!

AdoptAWindowWTHM’s second building, the Dugan Mill, now needs sprucing up.

The Mill Museum would like to renovate/restore/repair these historic windows which are all in need of re-caulking, scraping, repainting, rope and weight replacement and in some case replacement of cracked glass.

Can you help us restore the 19 windows of the two floors of Dugan?

Click here for more details.

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New J. Alden Weir Video

JaldenweirDr. Anne Dawson at Eastern Connecticut State University has created a web site on the great impressionist artist, Julian Alden Weir, and Windham, CT.  http://weirinwindham.org

In the late 1800s and early 1900s Weir lived in Windham Center (and elsewhere), married into a Windham Center family, and painted many Windham/Willimantic scenes.  The newest addition to the site is a video documentary called “Love at First Sight: J. Alden Weir in Windham CT, 1882-1919.”

Check out the video here: http://vimeo.com/106756172

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