On-Going Exhibit: Blue Collar, Pink Collar, White Collar
“Blue Collar, White Collar, Pink Collar” is the history of work clothes. The items include both men and women’s garments, and represent numerous different types of labor, from mill work, to nursing, office work, and even baseball.
This program is affiliated with “Connecticut at Work,” an initiative created by Connecticut Humanities that explores the past, present, and future of work life in Connecticut.
Hospitality And Docent Training w/ Bev York
The Windham Textile & History Museum aka The Mill Museum is offering Hospitality and Docent Training for anyone working in the tourism industry. The 3 hour class will impart valuable information transferable to any museum or site. The training is general and applies to any institution. (It is not specific to Willimantic.)
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Challenge Performance
THE FAMOUS TEN SENTENCES
Individuals, youth groups, clubs and families are all invited to enter the Gettysburg Address Challenge. Learn the address and recite from memory or present the address in a dignified manner with music, costumes, props or other creative ideas. Prizes awarded in several age groups and categories.
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