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

2014 Annual Appeal

helpIt’s 2015, but it’s not too late!  Please add your support today!

The Windham Textile & History Museum (the Mill Museum) is conducting its annual appeal. If you have already contributed, thank you very much; we greatly appreciate your support. If you have not yet contributed, please consider doing so. The Museum has incurred some heavy expenses this year. Some (painting the main building) were planned. Others (an unexpected breakdown in our five-year-old sprinkler system) were completely unexpected. We really need your help. Please donate what you can. Every contribution helps.

Click for Annual Appeal form here.

 

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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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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Challenge Performance

LincolnSaturday April 18 – 4:00 pm

Children, youth, adults, and families are encouraged to memorize and recite or otherwise present the Gettysburg Address through song, props, costumes and creative ideas that promote patriotism. Prizes awarded in several age groups and categories.  Public audience welcome.

Suggested donations: $3.00 to benefit the museum.   

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Upcoming Kids Club Events:

dancing kidsSaturday, March 14 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
French Canadian and Polish People Came to Willimantic

AND

Saturday, April 11 – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
What Did Our Great-great Grandparents Wear?

More…

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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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