Monday, September 1st @ 6:00pm
On Labor Day, the Windham Textile & History Museum will hold a reenactment of a 1912 Willimantic Labor Strike.
In conjunction with this event, Prof. Jamie Eves, PhD will discuss the American Thread Strike of 1925 on Sunday, September 21 at 4pm. And Prof. Anna Kirchmann, PhD will speak about the Willimantic Strike of 1912 on Sunday, November 16 at 4pm.
Please join us at the Mill Museum for these presentations.
These programs are funded in part by a grant from the Connecticut Humanities.
Inspiration Quilts: Then and Now
The exhibit celebrates the museum’s 25th anniversary by featuring 25 special quilts including from the museum’s collection, contemporary quilts, and a group quilt by members of the Connecticut chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates.
Hey Kids! Coloring Fun to help The Mill Museum!
Want to help us get the Mill Museum painted? Know any kids (of ALL ages)? Get out crayons, colored pencils, or other coloring tools and color the coloring page (.pdf) below. Then bring or send the results to: The Mill Museum; 411 Main Street; Willimantic, CT, 06226.
We’ll use the best submissions to decorate donation jars, which we will distribute throughout the area.
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*.