Events

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Nightmare on Main: Hauntings: Unearthly Tales from Connecticut’s Past
Sept 29 and  30 and Oct, 5 and 6

Saturdays at the Mill Museum

1st Saturday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday at Museum Lyceum

A new topic of interest every month

4th Saturday 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. This exciting new program will be organized by professional weaver Peggy Church (email peggychurch@earthlink.net).

4th Saturday Mill of the Month

Each month we visit and learn about area Mills.

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Mill of the month 2018

Hysterical Historicals

Dr. Jamie Eves prepares himself for scholarly pursuits.

Dr. Jamie Eves prepares himself for scholarly pursuits.

The monthly meeting of Windham/Willimantic Local History Enthusiasts

Every first Saturday of the month
(unless otherwise noted, please call ahead of time for confirmation)

1:00 – 3:00pm
Dugan Hall Meeting Room

An informal meeting of anyone interested in local Windham/Willimantic history.  No rules.  No admission fee.

 

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 The Windham Textile & History Museum presents

The Mill of the Month Program.

 A  walking tour of various mill sites on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10:00 or 4:00.  Including exterior and some interior tours by Bev York and other historians.  Programs held rain or shine. Passport $5,  Each tour is $8.  Seniors, students and members are $6.  Attend 8 and get one free. For more information call 860-456-2178.

Tours include the study of small buildings and magnificent structures, water and steam-powered factories, textile and other products, mill reuse and preservation issues and much more.  And of course, there will be fascinating stories of both famous and ordinary people who lived and worked through the decades of our great industrial past.

Events are held rain or shine.  The Mill of the Month program is sponsored by the Windham Textile & History Museum.  860-456-2178.

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