Closed for Cleaning
The Mill Museum will be closed in January for its annual cleaning. We will be open again in February 2015. Look for more announcements soon!
Have a great and wonderful New Year!!
The Snow Ball is coming!!!
The most elegant ball in Willimantic is only a few weeks away! This year’s theme is Windham/Willimantic and the arts! Superb live dance music by the Flamingos. Mouth-watering hors d’oeurves by Cafemantic. Cash bar. Black tie optional.
$65/person. Call 860-428-7573 to reserve your tickets today!
All proceeds will benefit the Windham Textile and History Museum.
2014 Annual Appeal
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.
New Exhibit: Blue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar
This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities.
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?
New J. Alden Weir Video
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
Local artist A. N. Wyeth has painted a new watercolor of the historic Willimantic Falls mill site, depicting the old stone flood gate that once controlled water flow from the Willimantic River into the head race for the old Number Three Mill, demolished in the 1920s. Prints are $50 each. They are only available from the Windham Textile and History Museum. For more information about this and other A. N. Wyeth prints, along with an order form, click *here*.