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Hauntings: Unearthly Tales from Connecticut’s Past

…will entertain and educate the public again this fall in Willimantic, CT.

The Daytime Exhibition;
September 30 through November 18.

For seven weeks an exhibition will illustrate the tales from the abandoned Dudley Town, Micah Rood’s orchard and many more.
One feature story will be of the 1909 Ledge Lighthouse that sits prominently in the mouth of the Thames River between the shores of New London and Groton. It was manned by men until 1987 when the light became automated. Who haunts the lighthouse? Could it be one of the lighthouse keepers that met his death as he jumped from the roof PostcardNewLondonCTLedgeLighthouse1910of the lighthouse. Someone or something lives there. Numerous reports detail unexplained knocking on the wooden walls, doors opening and closing repeatedly, and the sheets flying off the bed.

Open during regular museum hours Fri. Sat. Sun. 10 to 4 p.m. The location is The Mill Museum, 411 Main Street, Willimantic, CT MillMuseum.org 860-456-2178 

Evening Event;
September 29 and 30
 and again, October 5 and 6

For two weekends the exhibition of haunted places will come to life in the evening with performances of chilling stories from Connecticut’s past. Included is an Exhibit tour with performances about the history of the haunted places in the state.  Visitors should arrive between 7:00 and 9:30 pm.  Admission is $10.00 per person, the event is held rain or shine.  Refreshments are available. (Evening Event may not be suitable for young children.)

Video by Shane Goodrich

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Second Sunday Guided Tours20140923_122559

Take 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.

 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.

3rd Saturdays at Museum Lyceum

A new topic of interest every month

4th 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 peggychurch@earthlink.net).

4th Saturdays Mill of the Month

Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.

 

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