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

Welcome to the Mill Museum

Video by Shane Goodrich

Rug hooking demonstrations will be held at the Mill Museum (the Windham Textile and History Museum) on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m

October 7th – Nightmare on Main:
Witches! Exhibition and Evening Events.

 Witches!   – Sorcery, Superstition, Fear, Frenzy:    Witchcraft in History and Fable:   Exhibition and Evening Events
Myra Gulch
Evening Events October 7,8,13,14  arrive between  7:00 to 9:30 $10 pp.
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.
Daytime Exhibit Oct 7 through Nov 17  Fri. Sat. Sun,  10 to 4  $7. $5    evening events are not recommended for small children
The Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic Connecticut   860-456-2178

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 Second Sunday.

  Exhibit:
History of  Windham and Willimantic in Maps

Discover  325 years of Windham history through visual interpretations in aMap series of maps from the museum archives.

Exhibit runs through mid September.
Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.and by appointment. Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic   860-456-2178  www.millmuseum.org

Windham Textile & History Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic   860-456-2178

Girl Alone by  Claire Meikle 
1926 to 2017 – A life long member of Willimantic

    Claire Meikle was born in Willimantic, CT, in 1926 and is still living in 2014. With the exception of a few years, she has lived there all of her life. She was born in a tumultuous decade, the year after a debilitating strike at Willimantic’s American Thread Company, a time when the New England textile industry showed its first signs of decline.
Claire’s memoirs are thus the story of the decline and eventual transformation of a New England textile mill town, and as such have importance as a historical document. It was edited by Adam Phelps, who treated it as a document, letting Meikle’s own words shine through, edited mostly for grammar and clarity.   Click to Read Girl Alone.

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 peggy.church@earthlink.net).

4 th Saturdays Mill of the Month

Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.

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