Video by Shane Goodrich
July 4th – Boom Box Parade…
July 8 Nightmare on Main … Call for volunteers and planning meeting
The Mill Museum (Windham Textile Museum) in Willimantic seeks actors, actresses and other volunteers for their Halloween event. “Nightmare on Main: Hauntings: Unearthly Tales from Connecticut’s Past” will be presented on Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 5 and 6. The theme will present the history surrounding some of the most haunted places in the state. Volunteers are needed to help build sets and props and act in the evening events. An organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, July 8 at 6:30. For more information call museum at 860-456-2178. leave a message.
July 13 Exhibit opens: “Unraveled Threads: Deindustrialization, Postindustrialization, and the transformation of Connecticut’s Mill Towns, 1876-Present.”
Exhibit through September 23 open during regular hours Fri. Sat. Sun. 10 to 4.
July 21 Museum Lyceum “Unraveled Threads: Deindustrialization, Postindustrialization, and the Transformation of Connecticut’s Mill Towns, 1876-Present.”
Talk by Museum Director Jamie Eves Ph.D. 4 p.m. donations welcome, Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 860-456-2178
July 28 Mill of the Month Program visits the American Precision Museum in Windsor VT call to register $10 per person plus lunch. Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 860-456-2178
Take a guided tour of the Mill Museum every Second Sunday of the Month. Our knowledgeable Museum Staff Historians will transport you to another time and place. 2:00 pm on every Second Sunday.
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.
3rd Saturdays at Museum Lyceum
A new topic of interest every month
4th 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).
4th Saturdays Mill of the Month
Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.