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.
The Mill Museum Holiday Shops
Ten local artisans will have craft and art items available for sale in the Mill Museum’s newly restored Dugan Hall, on the second floor of the brick building next to the museum’s main building. A great chance to do your holiday shopping and buy local at the same time!
Gift Wrapping at the Mall
The Windham Textile and History Museum is seeking volunteers to help with their 11th annual “Gift Wrapping at the Mall” fundraiser at the East Brook Mall from Saturday December 13 through December 24, 2014. Wrapping will begin each day at 10am and continue until closing.
Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts, 4 people per shift. Get friends and coworkers to help and have fun while you volunteer. High school seniors, this will help fulfill your community service requirements. We provide the gift paper and other supplies, but donations are welcome. Gift wrapping dates are: Saturday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 24 at the East Brook Mall. Shift times are available beginning at 10am each day.
If you would like to be a wrapping volunteer, please contact Kit Eves at 860-617-4364 or email@example.com or call 860-456-2178.
New Exhibit: Blue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar
This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities.
Kids Club: Gingerbread Holiday
Looking for a fun holiday activity for you and your children? Come to the Gingerbread Holiday at the Windham Textile and History Museum. Make holiday gifts and ornaments and decorate candy houses and gingerbread people. Yummmm! All supplies and refreshments included. Cost is $10 per child (materials fee). Kids Club Members $5. Adults are free. To register call: 860-456-2178.
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
Call to Artists – My Windham Project
The Mill Museum has joined with several other people and organizations in the Windham/Willimantic area to work on the My Windham Project.
The purpose of the project is to promote Windham/Willimantic as an arts and culture community. If you are an artist, check it out.
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*.