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

Video by Shane Goodrich

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Please Note: From  October 6 through October 15  (The first two weekends of October.) Most of the regular exhibits in the museum will be unavailable due to the sets installed for our annual Halloween fundraiser. – Free walking tour guides are available to visitors so they can still  access the story of the Thread Company Industrial site.

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Nightmare on Main:     
October 7th – November 17th 

Witches! Exhibition and Evening Events.

 Witches!   – Sorcery, Superstition, Fear, Frenzy:    Witchcraft in History and Fable:   Exhibition and Evening Events

 Discover witch stories from ancient times to the present including the hysteria that rocked 17th century America. 17th c. hangingFind your favorite witch or wizard in literature. Witch comes from “wiccan” meaning  the wise one who often  heals, predicts the future and sometimes perform magic.IMG_5558
Daytime Exhibit –  Oct 7 through Nov 17  Fri. Sat. Sun,  10 to 4  $7. $5
Evening Events – October 7, 8, 13 & 14  arrive between  7:00 to 9:30 $10 pp.
                         (Evening events are not recommended for small children)
The Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic Connecticut  860-456-2178

October 14th – Kid’s Club at the MuseumMyra Gulch

Make a Magic Wand and other witch related crafts learn about the true history of witches   2 p.m.

October  21st – “New England’s Other Witch Hunt: The Connecticut Trials” 

Museum Lyceum  by Walter Woodward Ph.D. State Historian  4 p.m. Donations requested.

IMG_5913October 28th -Witches and Healers!

Herbalist Michelle Maclure will discuss  medicinal herbs used in healing throughout history. 4 p.m. Suggested Donation $5 

October 29th –  “Witches in World Folklore and Literature”

Faye Ringel Ph.D.    4 p.m.  Suggested Donation $10

Second Sunday Guided Tours

20140923_122559Take 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 CrandallFundRaiserSecond 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.

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 peggychurch@earthlink.net).

4 th Saturdays Mill of the Month

Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.

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