On Labor Day, the Windham Textile & History Museum held 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.
The Mill Museum Survey Monkey
Recently, the Windham Textile and History Museum (the Mill Museum) received a small grant from Connecticut Humanities to begin planning a new permanent exhibit at the Museum on the topic of “the Rise and Fall of the Connecticut Textile Industry.”
As part of the planning process, we are seeking your input. Please help out The Mill Museum and take some time to fill out the following survey. This survey is 18 questions long takes just a few minutes to complete.
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*.